Definition of Phasmid

1. Noun. Large cylindrical or flattened mostly tropical insects with long strong legs that feed on plants; walking sticks and leaf insects.

Exact synonyms: Phasmid Insect
Generic synonyms: Insect
Group relationships: Order Phasmatodea, Order Phasmida, Phasmatodea, Phasmida
Specialized synonyms: Stick Insect, Walking Stick, Walkingstick, Leaf Insect, Walking Leaf



Definition of Phasmid

1. n. Any orthopterous insect of the family Phasmidæ, as a leaf insect or a stick insect.

Definition of Phasmid

1. Noun. (biology) Any insect of the order ''Phasmida''; the leaf insects and walking sticks ¹

2. Noun. (nematology) Either of the two caudal chemoreceptors in some nematodes ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Phasmid

1. a tropical insect [n -S]

Medical Definition of Phasmid

1. Any orthopterous insect of the family Phasmidae, as a leaf insect or a stick insect. See: Phasm. Probably so called from its mimicking, or appearing like, inanimate objects. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phasmid

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Literary usage of Phasmid

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1. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1921)
"The head of this phasmid, however, is certainly far from typical of the group, and one wonders what this interesting form may be—but the only information ..."

2. Journal of the New York Entomological Society by New York Entomological Society (1905)
"Dr. Mayer, who collected the specimens at Mr. Schaeffer's request, informed him that the phasmid occurs in bay cedar bushes. Mr. Wm. T. Davis, ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1902)
"The body and limbs of this phasmid, which reaches a length of nearly four inches, are of a uniform dull red, except that there is a black spot on each joint ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1902)
"The body and limbs of this phasmid, which reaches a length of nearly four inches, are of a uniform dull red, except that there is a black spot on each joint ..."

5. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"See phasmid. Walking-stick, n. See phasmid. Walking-stick Palm, n. See under Palm. Wallaby, n. a name used for the smaller kinds of ..."

6. Austral English: A Dictionary of Australasian Words, Phrases, and Usages by Edward Ellis Morris (1898)
"phasmid, n. the name for the insects of the genus Phasma (Grk. ... 209: "A span-long phasmid then he knew, Stretching its fore-limbs like a branching twig. ..."

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