Definition of Manduca
1. Noun. Moths whose larvae are tobacco hornworms or tomato hornworms.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Sphingidae, Sphingidae
Member holonyms: Manduca Sexta, Manduca Sexta, Tobacco Hornworm, Tomato Worm, Manduca Quinquemaculata
Medical Definition of Manduca
1. A genus of sphinx or hawk moths of the family sphingidae. These insects are used in molecular biology studies during all stages of their life cycle. (12 Dec 1998)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Manduca
Literary usage of Manduca
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. British Entomology: Being Illustrations and Descriptions of the Genera of ...by John Curtis by John Curtis (1840)
"... to the former of which groups it is allied by the structure of the organs of manduca- tion, especially the palpi which have hitherto been unnoticed, ..."
2. A Natural History of the British Lepidoptera: A Text-book for Students and by James William Tutt (1902)
"Even in manduca there is a strong blunt ridge just in front of the spiracles that might ... In manduca, this single ridge remains short, sharp and strong, ..."