Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or belonging to the superfamily Lamellicornia, which includes the scarabs and other beetles that have club-shaped, lamellate antennae.
  • n. A lamellicorn beetle.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having antennæ terminating in a group of flat lamellæ; -- said of certain coleopterous insects.
  • adj. Terminating in a group of flat lamellæ; -- said of antennæ.
  • n. A lamellicorn insect.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having antennæ terminating in a group of flat lamellæ; -- said of certain coleopterous insects.
  • adj. Terminating in a group of flat lamellæ; -- said of antennæ.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having lamellæ or a lamellate structure, as the antennæ of an insect.
  • Having lamellate antennæ, as an insect; of or pertaining to the Lamellicornia.
  • n. A lamellicorn beetle; any member of the Lamellicornia, as a scarab, dung-beetle, stag-beetle, cockchafer, etc.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From New Latin Lāmellicornia, superfamily name : lamelli- + Latin cornū, horn; see ker-1 in Indo-European roots.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin lamella ("a thin plate") + cornu ("a horn"). Compare French lamellicorne.

Examples

  • I believe that if it were possible to take a retinal print -- which it someday will be -- you would have a perfect picture of what it was I saw, Beyond doubt it was a lamellicorn, one of the copridae.

    The Beetle

  • Laparostict: that series of lamellicorn beetles in which the abdominal spiracles are situated on the connecting membrane between the dorsal and ventral rings.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Bulla: a blister or blister-like structure: the shield-like sclerite that closes the opening to the trachea in lamellicorn larvae: in Ephemerida

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • Anthobian: feeding on flowers; applied to certain lamellicorn

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

  • After reading Landois 'paper I have been working at the stridulating organ in the lamellicorn beetles, in expectation of finding it sexual, but I have only found it as yet in two cases, and in these it was equally developed in both sexes.

    More Letters of Charles Darwin — Volume 2

  • All Rights Reserved to Tooth & Nail Records Lyrics: on a cold December, just before dawn as the sun said "hello" to the sky the mantis prayed while the lamellicorn tumbled and rolled in a threadbare tie the holland lops in the Callicoon glades indignantly thumped their feet and hopped away when they cut their noses on the sharp-tipped blades (since the grass doesn't mind in the least) the heat pad waiting in the chicken-wire hutch where the does from the netherlands stay but that dry alfalfa don't taste like much and we're tired of the timothy hay

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