Definition of Hexapoda

1. Noun. Insects; about five-sixths of all known animal species.


Definition of Hexapoda

1. n. pl. The true, or six-legged, insects; insects other than myriapods and arachnids.

Medical Definition of Hexapoda

1. The true, or six-legged, insects; insects other than myriapods and arachnids. The Hexapoda have the head, thorax, and abdomen differentiated, and are mostly winged. They have three pairs of mouth organs, viz, mandibles, maxillae, and the second maxillae or labial palpi; three pairs of thoracic legs; and abdominal legs, which are present only in some of the lowest forms, and in the larval state of some of the higher ones. Many (the Metabola) undergo a complete metamorphosis, having larvae (known as maggots, grubs, caterpillars) very unlike the adult, and pass through a quiescent pupa state in which no food is taken; others (the Hemimetabola) have larvae much like the adult, expert in lacking wings, and an active pupa, in which rudimentary wings appear. See Insecta. The Hexapoda are divided into several orders. Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Six + -poda. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hexapoda

hexaoxides
hexapeptide
hexapeptides
hexapetalous
hexaphosphorylated
hexaphyllous
hexapla
hexaplar
hexaplas
hexaploid
hexaploidies
hexaploidization
hexaploids
hexaploidy
hexapod
hexapodies
hexapodous
hexapods
hexapody
hexapolar
hexapole
hexaprismo-
hexapterous
hexaquark
hexaquarks
hexarch
hexarchies
hexarchy
hexasaccharide

Literary usage of Hexapoda

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1. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock (1920)
"CLASS Hexapoda The Insects The members of this class are air-breathing arthropods, with distinct head, thorax, and abdomen. They have one pair of antennas, ..."

2. Psyche: A Journal of Entomology by Cambridge Entomological Club (1890)
"Hexapoda, 3465. 3770, 4284. 591,57. Means of protection. ... Hexapoda, apoda,'3439. Mollifying influence of animals upon plants. ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The lateral eyes of Hexapoda, like those of Crustacea, the most specialized type of " compound eye," found only two classes. ..."

4. A Textbook in General Zoology by Henry Richardson Linville, Henry Augustus Kelly (1906)
"CHAPTER IX THE INSECTS: Hexapoda Though numberless these insect tribes of air, ... Definition of Hexapoda (Gr. hex, six; pous (pod), foot). ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Orders of Hexapoda.—In the present article it is only possible to treat of the division of the Hexapoda into orders and sub-orders and of the relations of ..."

6. Elements of Comparative Zoology by John Sterling Kingsley (1897)
"Hexapoda (INSECTS). The group of Insects contains more species than all the rest of the animal kingdom together, a conservative estimate placing the number ..."

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