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- n. Any member of the Pentatomidae.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A member of the heteropterous family Pentatomidæ.
- Having the characters of or belonging to the family Pentatomidæ.
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The stink-bug (_pentatomid_) or bombardier bug (not the "bombardier beetle") has, on the sides of its abdomen near its middle coxæ ( "hip bone"), certain bladder-like glands which secrete an acrid, foul-smelling fluid;  it has the power of ejecting this fluid at will.