Definition of Ephemerids
1. ephemerid [n] - See also: ephemerid
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ephemerids
Literary usage of Ephemerids
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Nature of Man: Studies in Optimistic Philosophy by ll'ia [ll'ich] Mechnikov, Elie Metchnikoff, Peter Chalmers Mitchell (1905)
"... death in the Ephemeridae—Loss of the instinct of preservation in adult ephemerids—Instinct of life in the aged—Instinct of natural death in man. ..."
2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1881)
"We have often met with just such swarms of ephemerids as Mr. McLachlan describes, flying either against the wind or against the current of a river. ..."
3. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1916)
"... and ephemerids in particular, are very primitive, although somewhat aberrant types of insects. By the term "Orthopteroid" is meant all of those ..."
4. Outlines of zoology by John Arthur Thomson (1895)
"An unpaired terminal and ejaculatory duct, paired and with two apertures in ephemerids only ; sometimes formed by a union of the vasa deferentia, ..."
5. Injurious and Useful Insects: An Introduction to the Study of Economic by Louis Compton Miall (1902)
"Some ephemerids discharge all their eggs at once into the water, sometimes resting ... Many ephemerids fall victims to fishes at the time of egg-laying. 35. ..."
6. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1895)
""Both Weismann and Goette note how many insects (locusts, butterflies, ephemerids, etc.) die a few hours after the production of ova. ..."
7. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1887)
"(3) Statistical works and diagrams, tables and ephemerids for the use of astronomers and navigators. (4) General treatises and classical works. ..."