Definition of Hexapoda
1. Noun. Insects; about five-sixths of all known animal species.
Group relationships: Arthropoda, Phylum Arthropoda
Member holonyms: Mantophasmatodea, Order Mantophasmatodea, Mecoptera, Order Mecoptera, Collembola, Order Collembola, Order Protura, Protura, Coleoptera, Order Coleoptera, Embiodea, Embioptera, Order Embiodea, Order Embioptera, Anoplura, Order Anoplura, Mallophaga, Order Mallophaga, Order Siphonaptera, Siphonaptera, Diptera, Order Diptera, Hymenoptera, Order Hymenoptera, Isoptera, Order Isoptera, Order Orthoptera, Orthoptera, Order Phasmatodea, Order Phasmida, Phasmatodea, Phasmida, Exopterygota, Hemimetabola, Subclass Exopterygota, Dictyoptera, Order Dictyoptera, Hemiptera, Order Hemiptera, Corrodentia, Order Corrodentia, Order Psocoptera, Psocoptera, Ephemerida, Ephemeroptera, Order Ephemerida, Order Ephemeroptera, Order Plecoptera, Plecoptera, Neuroptera, Order Neuroptera, Odonata, Order Odonata, Order Trichoptera, Trichoptera, Order Thysanura, Thysanura, Order Thysanoptera, Thysanoptera, Dermaptera, Order Dermaptera, Lepidoptera, Order Lepidoptera
Generic synonyms: Class
Definition of Hexapoda
1. n. pl. The true, or six-legged, insects; insects other than myriapods and arachnids.
Medical Definition of Hexapoda
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Literary usage of Hexapoda
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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 ..."