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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.
Ancient Greek soft + skin. (Wiktionary)
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.