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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; [112] it has the power of ejecting this fluid at will.

    The Dawn of Reason or, Mental Traits in the Lower Animals


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