Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In entomology: A division of Coleoptera, including those beetles whose tarsi have normally three joints apiece. Also called Pseudotrimera. See cut under lady-bird. Compare Tetramera and Pentamera, and see tarsal system (under tarsal).
- A section of the hymenopterous family Chalcididæ, including the forms with three-jointed tarsi. They all belong to the subfamily Trichogramminæ. See cut under
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A division of Coleoptera including those which have but three joints in the tarsi.
“The upland moor consists primarily of heath/scrub plants, with Erica excelsa, Philippia trimera, Adenocarpus mannii, Protea kilimandscharica, Stoebe kilimandscharica, Myrica meyeri-johannis, and Myrsine africana.”
“The tree heathers include Phillippia trimera, P. kingaensis, P. phillippia and P. johnstonii, some up to 20 m high and most are draped with usnea lichen.”
“Arthrium: Coleoptera; the minute, concealed tarsal joint in pseudotetramera and trimera.”
“(a) Carqueja Amarga (Baccharis trimera Less), with bitter properties and thus favouring and stimulating digestion.”
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