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    1. in·sect
      IPA[ˈinˌsekt]
    2. n. noun

    3. Variation

      • n.: noun: insect, plural noun: insects

      • noun

        a small arthropod animal that has six legs and generally one or two pairs of wings.

        any small invertebrate animal such as a spider or tick.

      • n. noun

        a large, slow-moving tropical insect related to the stick insects, with a flattened body that is leaflike in shape and color.
      • n. noun

        an Asian scale insect that lives on trees and produces secretions that are used in the production of shellac.
      • n. noun

        a small insect with a protective shieldlike scale. It spends most of its life attached by its mouth to a single plant, sometimes occurring in such large numbers that it becomes a serious pest.
      • noun

        a long, slender, slow-moving insect that resembles a twig. Many species appear to lack males and the females lay fertile eggs without mating.
      • noun

        a substance sprayed from an aerosol that kills insects:
      • noun

        a powder used to kill or drive away insects:
      • noun

        a small bug with a protective shield-like scale. It spends most of its life attached by its mouth to a single plant, sometimes occurring in such large numbers that it becomes a serious pest.
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