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 (kō′lē-ŏp′tər-ən, kŏl′ē-) also co·le·op·ter·on (-tə-rŏn′)
Any of numerous insects of the order Coleoptera; a beetle.

[From New Latin Coleoptera, order name, from Greek koleopteros, sheath-winged : koleon, sheath; see kel- in Indo-European roots + pteron, wing; see pet- in Indo-European roots.]

co′le·op′ter·an, co′le·op′ter·ous (-tər-əs) adj.
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(Animals) any of the insects of the cosmopolitan order Coleoptera, in which the forewings are modified to form shell-like protective elytra. The order includes the beetles and weevils
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the order Coleoptera
[C18: from New Latin Coleoptera, from Greek koleoptera, from koleopteros sheath-winged, from koleon sheath + pteron wing]
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(ˌkoʊ liˈɒp tər ən, ˌkɒl i-)

n. adj.
2. of or pertaining to a beetle.
[1840–50; < New Latin Coleopter(a) the order comprising beetles (< Greek koleóptera, neuter pl. of koleópteros sheath-winged = koleó(n) sheath + -pteros -pterous) + -an1]
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