Meloe

Definitions

  • Early Stages of Meloë
    Early Stages of Meloë
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Meloe (Zoöl) A genus of beetles without wings, but having short oval elytra; the oil beetles. These beetles are sometimes used instead of cantharides for raising blisters. See Oil beetle, under Oil.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n meloe The typical genus of Meloidæ; the oil-beetles, usually referred to the Cantharidæ or blister-beetles proper. It contains those apterous species which have the body large and distended, with the elytra short, oval, and lapping over each other at the base of the suture. When alarmed these insects emit from the joints of the legs a yellowish oily liquor. In some parts of Spain they are used instead of cantharides, or are mixed with them. The larvæ are parasitic in the nests of bees, and are peculiar in undergoing two hypermetamorphoses, thus existing in three distinct larval forms. (See hypermetamorphosis.) The larvæ attach themselves to bees, whose eggs they destroy, and live within the egg-cells, being supported by the honey intended for the young bee; hence they are called bee-lice. It is a very large genus, of wide distribution. Fourteen species inhabit North America.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. to probe a wound

Usage

In literature:

The history of Stylops, a beetle allied to Meloe, is no less strange than that of Meloe, and is in some respects still more interesting.
"Our Common Insects" by Alpheus Spring Packard
A very trashy wildcat romance, highly spiced with sensation sentiment, "r-r-revenge," and other melo-dramatic attributes.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol 3 No 3, March 1863" by Various
The suddenness of the display was like the drawing-up of a stage curtain, with a melo-dramatic army and castle behind.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 347, September, 1844" by Various
She is called the Venus of Milo, or Melos, and is in the gallery of the Louvre, at Paris.
"A History of Art for Beginners and Students" by Clara Erskine Clement
I went there quite frequently with Father Melo.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898 (Vol 28 of 55)" by Various
If it judges itself to be in danger, the Meloe resorts to spontaneous bleeding.
"The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles" by Jean Henri Fabre
You might as well try it with the Venus of Melos.
"The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to Prose, Vol. X (of X) - America - II, Index" by Various
DIAGORAS, of Melos, surnamed the Atheist, poet and sophist, flourished in the second half of the 5th century B.C.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 3" by Various
Add to this list Melos, Patmos, Rhodes, Lemnos, and Naxos, each remarkable for something.
"The Complete Club Book for Women" by Caroline French Benton
I recollect that odd affair perfectly well; it was like the melo-dramas on the Surrey side of the Thames.
"Norine's Revenge; Sir Noel's Heir" by May Agnes Fleming
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In news:

Can Knicks handle Melo out.
Lakers' Kobe: Knicks' Melo harder to defend than Heat 's LeBron.
Celtics introduce Fab Melo and Kris Joseph.
Melo is the NBA's toughest cover.
Woodson says Melo is 'misread a lot'.
Parker pushes Spurs over ' Melo , Nuggets.
Jardine believes Syracuse can win the NCAA Championship without Melo .
The Boston Celtics recalled rookie center Fab Melo from the Maine Red Claws of the D-League on Monday.
The move is somewhat of a surprise given that Boston appears healthy, while Melo has been battling a strained quadriceps.
No question Melo is MVP candidate.
' Melo melts down Denver.
Knicks learn life's tough without Melo .
' Melo returns and Nuggets hold off Trail Blazers.
Without Melo , Knicks pound Heat.
Melo is a 'game-time decision'.
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In science:

W. de Melo, S. van Strien, One-dimensional dynamics, Springer-Verlag, 1993.
Bifurcations of stationary measures of random diffeomorphisms
FIG. 2: Transition temperature in units of the Fermi energy EF as a function of the interaction strength along the BCSBEC crossover, calculated using BCS mean-field theory (from S´a de Melo, Randeria and Engelbrecht, 1993).
Theory of ultracold Fermi gases
This work concerned ground-state properties and was later extended to finite temperatures by Nozi`eres and Schmitt-Rink (1985) and by S´a de Melo, Randeria and Engelbrecht (1993) to calculate the critical temperature for the onset of superfluidity.
Theory of ultracold Fermi gases
Mendes, B., de Melo, E., Nelsen, R.: Robust fits for copula models Comm.
An overview of the goodness-of-fit test problem for copulas
Doi: 10.1109/ICSM.2007.4362647 Melo A. C.V. d., & Silveira, P. (2011). Improving data perturbation testing techniques for Web services.
A survey of service oriented architecture systems testing
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