1. having antennae with lamellate terminal segments, as beetles of the group Lamellicornia, including the scarabaeids and stag beetles.
  2. (of an antenna) having lamellate terminal segments.
  1. a lamellicorn beetle.

Origin of lamellicorn

1835–45; < New Latin lāmellicornis, equivalent to lāmelli- lamelli- + Latin -cornis horned (corn(ū) horn + -is adj. suffix) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. any beetle of the superfamily Lamellicornia, having flattened terminal plates to the antennae: includes the scarabs and stag beetles
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the Lamellicornia
  2. designating antennae with platelike terminal segments

Word Origin for lamellicorn

C19: from New Latin Lamellicornia plate-horned (animals)
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