Definition of Thysanoptera

1. Noun. Thrips.




Definition of Thysanoptera

1. n. pl. A division of insects, considered by some writers a distinct order, but regarded by others as belonging to the Hemiptera. They are all of small size, and have narrow, broadly fringed wings with rudimentary nervures. Most of the species feed upon the juices of plants, and some, as those which attack grain, are very injurious to crops. Called also Physopoda. See Thrips.

Medical Definition of Thysanoptera

1. A division of insects, considered by some writers a distinct order, but regarded by others as belonging to the Hemiptera. They are all of small size, and have narrow, broadly fringed wings with rudimentary nervures. most of the species feed upon the juices of plants, and some, as those which attack grain, are very injurious to crops. Called also Physopoda. See Thrips. Origin: NL, from Gr. A fringe + a wing. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thysanoptera

thyroxine-binding globulin
thyroxine-binding protein
thyroxine-binding proteins
thyroxine sodium
thyroxines
thyroxins
thyrse
thyrses
thyrseus
thyrsi
thyrsoid
thyrsopteris
thyrsus
thysanone
thysanopter
thysanoptera (current term)
thysanopteran
thysanopterans
thysanopteron
thysanopterous
thysanopterous insect
thysanopters
thysanura
thysanuran
thysanuran insect
thysanurans
thysanuron
thysanurous
thysbe
thyself

Literary usage of Thysanoptera

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1. Applied Entomology; an Introductory Text-book of Insects in Their Relations by Henry Torsey Fernald (1921)
"CHAPTER XXI THE thysanoptera The thysanoptera—sometimes called ... Summarizing these facts, the adult thysanoptera may be described as: Small ..."

2. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington by Biological Society of Washington (1915)
"Not many years ago the order thysanoptera, when recognized at all, ... Shortly after this Dr. Filip Trybom, in a paper on some thysanoptera from Natal and ..."

3. An Introduction to Entomology by John Henry Comstock (1920)
"The thysanoptera.—In the thysanoptera, as in most other insects with a gradual metamorphosis, the nymphs resemble the adults in the form of the body, ..."

4. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington by Entomological Society of Washington (1913)
"DESCRIPTIONS OF NEW NORTH AMERICAN thysanoptera. BY J. DOUGLAS HOOD, United States ... The classification of the order thysanoptera is admittedly much in ..."

5. Fauna Hawaiiensis: Being the Land-fauna of the Hawaiian Islands by David Sharp, Royal Society (Great Britain), Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Royal Society (Great Britain (1913)
"The insects of the order thysanoptera are perhaps less studied than those of any other well-defined group. This is partly accounted for, perhaps, ..."

6. Dwarf Mistletoes: Biology, Pathology, and Systematics by Frank G. Hawksworth, Delbert Wiens (1998)
"thysanoptera Several species of thrips (Thripidae) are commonly associated with Arceuthobium (Stevens and Hawksworth 1970,1984). Thrips are plant feeders, ..."

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