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- n. One of a tribe of beetles (Malacodermata), with a soft and flexible body.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of a tribe of beetles (Malacodermata), with a soft and flexible body, as the fireflies.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the Malacodermata or of the Malacodermi.
The curious and very rare little longicorn, Tethlimmena aliena, quite unlike its nearest allies in the same country, is an exact copy on a somewhat smaller scale of a malacoderm, Lygistopterus amabilis, both found at Chontales.