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[bruh-kis-er-uh s]
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adjective Entomology.
  1. having short antennae.
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Origin of brachycerous

1870–75; brachy- + Greek kér(as) a horn + -ous
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Examples from the Web for brachycerous

Historical Examples

  • Dichaetae: a group of brachycerous Diptera with a proboscis consisting of two parts: Muscids, etc.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

British Dictionary definitions for brachycerous


  1. (of insects) having short antennae
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