from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A name given by Latreille, 1802, to a group of hymenopterous insects in which the abdomen of the females and neuters is armed with a sting, consisting of two fine spicula with reverted barbs, connected with a poison-reservoir. The group includes bees and wasps.
- In mammalogy, an artificial group of spiny rodents, composed of the genera Hystrix and Loncheres.
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