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Origin of insect
OTHER WORDS FROM insectin·sec·ti·val [in-sek-tahy-vuh l] /ˌɪn sɛkˈtaɪ vəl/, adjectivenon·in·sect, noun
Words nearby insect
Example sentences from the Web for insect
Bats are crucial to the ecosystem, performing extremely valuable jobs like pollination and insect control.
When you crush an insect, you have all these long worms uncoiling from the belly.Vampires without Glitter or Girl Problems: Inside Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Strain’|Andrew Romano|July 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The idea could be seen as well on cocktail looks in insect prints with appliqués winged insects resting on them.
The infighting, personality clashes, and insect politics of the academic world is so accurately funny it hurts.
An insect is squashed with a “sound like a burst of static.”
He has also pointed out another index to insect climates, borrowed from the Flora of a country.An Introduction to Entomology: Vol. IV (of 4)|William Kirby
The term "bug" has almost become a popular synonym for "insect."Eye Spy|William Hamilton Gibson
This insect makes its appearance in the spring, and may be observed in sandy places throughout the summer.
Such an arrangement tends to make the insect less easily seen than were it to display a continuous area of the same colour.The Life-Story of Insects|Geo. H. Carpenter
From the earwig's habit of watching over her young I am inclined to believe that this insect possesses true mother-love.The Dawn of Reason|James Weir