Anoplura

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Anoplura sucking lice
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. pl Anoplura (Zoöl) A group of insects which includes the lice.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • Anoplura An aberrant order of degraded parasitic hemipterous insects, or lice: synonymous with Mallophaga and Pediculina in some uses of these terms. They are apterous and ametabolous, with a mandibulate or haustellate mouth. As a major group, Anoplura is divisible into two suborders: the Haustellata, which have the mouth produced into a fleshy sucking proboscis armed with hooks, within which are two sharp stylets inclosed in a chitinous sheath; and
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. 'an priv. + 'o`plon weapon, sting + o'yra` tail

Usage

In literature:

Other mice which used the same runways as the prairie vole had their own species of Anoplura.
"Natural History of the Prairie Vole (Mammalian Genus Microtus)" by E. W. Jameson
It must also be observed that Prof. Westwood omits the parasitic Anoplura, as well as the Thysanura and Collembola.
"On the Origin and Metamorphoses of Insects" by Sir John Lubbock
The Anoplura may probably be regarded as a degraded offshoot of the Hemiptera.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 4" by Various
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