Definition of Megachile

1. Noun. Type genus of the Megachilidae: leaf-cutting bees.

Exact synonyms: Genus Megachile
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Family Megachilidae, Megachilidae
Member holonyms: Leaf-cutter, Leaf-cutter Bee, Leaf-cutting Bee



Definition of Megachile

1. n. A leaf-cutting bee of the genus Megachilus. See Leaf cutter, under Leaf.

Definition of Megachile

1. Noun. (zoology) A leaf-cutting bee of the genus ''Megachile'' (formerly ''Megachilus''). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Megachile

1. A leaf-cutting bee of the genus Megachilus. See Leaf cutter, under Leaf. Origin: Mega- + Gr. Lip. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Megachile

megacelebrities
megacelebrity
megacenter
megacenters
megacentre
megacentres
megacephalic
megacephalous
megaceros
megachain
megachains
megacheiran
megacheirans
megachile (current term)
megachilid
megachilids
megachiropteran
megachurch
megachurches
megacins
megacities
megacity
megaclub
megaclubs
megacoaster
megacoasters
megacoccus

Literary usage of Megachile

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Catalogue of British Hymenoptera in the Collection of the British Museum by Frederick Smith (1855)
"megachile. Apis, pt., Linn. Faun. Suec. p. 419 (1687). ... The bees included in the genus megachile are popularly called Leaf-cutters, from the circumstance ..."

2. Transactions of the American Entomological Society by American Entomological Society (1905)
"This, and the fact that of all bees megachile is, perhaps, most widely spread on oceanic islands, lend support to the idea that the bees, are distributed by ..."

3. Essays and Observations on Natural History, Anatomy, Physiology, Psychology by John Hunter, Richard Owen (1861)
"A month after I opened the hole by taking out the brick, and found the hole for about two inches filled with wax. THE LEAF-CELLED BEE [megachile ..."

4. The Entomologist; an Illustrated Journal of General Entomology by Edward Newman, Royal Entomological Society of London (1907)
"... the last segment is thickly covered above with long black, stiff pubescence ; the basal segments are narrowly banded with white pubescence. megachile ..."

5. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1863-1871), Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1903)
"NOTES ON FIVE SPECIES OF megachile. BY TDA COCKERELL, EAST LAS VEGAS, ... megachile inimica, Cresson.—Las Vegas, NM, one male at flowers of Verbena ..."

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