lamellicorn

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la·mel·li·corn

 (lə-mĕl′ĭ-kôrn′)
n.
Any of numerous beetles of the superfamily Scarabaeoidea, formerly Lamellicornia; a scarabaeoid.

[From New Latin Lāmellicornia, former superfamily name : lamelli- + Latin cornū, horn; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

la·mel′li·corn′ adj.
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lamellicorn

(ləˈmɛlɪˌkɔːn)
n
(Animals) any beetle of the superfamily Lamellicornia, having flattened terminal plates to the antennae: includes the scarabs and stag beetles
adj
1. (Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Lamellicornia
2. (Zoology) designating antennae with platelike terminal segments
[C19: from New Latin Lamellicornia plate-horned (animals)]
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la•mel•li•corn

(ləˈmɛl ɪˌkɔrn)

adj.
1. having antennae that terminate in flattened knobs, as some beetles.
n.
2. a lamellicorn beetle.
[1835–45; < New Latin lāmellicornis; see lamelli-, -corn]
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References in classic literature ?
Numerous Lamellicorn and Heteromerous insects, the latter remarkable for their deeply sculptured bodies, were slowly crawling about; while the lizard tribe, the constant inhabitants of a sandy soil, darted about in every direction.