lamellicorn(redirected from lamellicorns)
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.]
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(Animals) any beetle of the superfamily Lamellicornia, having flattened terminal plates to the antennae: includes the scarabs and stag beetles
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)]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. having antennae that terminate in flattened knobs, as some beetles.n.
2. a lamellicorn beetle.
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