- insect + -oid (Wiktionary)
“In fact, the exterior itself could be described as insectoid, like a Transformer robot that might shapeshift from a vehicle into a mechanical bug.”
“The Bafly is orange and kind of insectoid looking.”
“It was a science fiction game, where you could play humans or insectoid aliens or blobs or glider monkeys and shoot each other with lasers or needler weapons or gyrojet guns … I had never seen a role-playing game before (well, maybe the D&D playing scene in E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial) and it blew my mind.”
“They are insectoid creatures, hunched over and scuttling, with writhing tentacles where their mouth should be and a grunting, clicking language.”
“There was also an assortment of winged insectoid types of life, although the scientists assured me that they were NOT insects in the way that I knew, and some sort of creature that looked like a cross between a turtle, a lizard, and a walking stick You know, the kind of insect that looks like a stick?”
“The ropy black stone was teeming with destroyers—their insectoid figures steaming as they cooled.”
“Cutting to the chase: the plot centres around the revelation of an obscene coming-of-age ceremony for girls, where they are chained down outside the cliffs and left to the mercy of the rather horrible flying/insectoid? aliens.”
“I may be trapped in the Negative Zone with Annihilus and his killer horde of insectoid warriors, but I'll be shouting "flame on" again before you can rub two sticks together.”
“The reptilians, a primate variation, insectoid, um, deep dish and Chicago style (I don't think I've met the other two yet, honestly).”
“But in 1984 Atari Force made the move to a full-sized, ongoing series by (at least initially) Conway and Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez that again featured Martin Champion, this time with his dimension-jumping son Tempest, telepathic mercenary Dart, insectoid empath Morphea, enormous alien toddler Babe, and the rodent-like thief Pakrat.”
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