Aphid lion

the larva of a lacewing, usually predaceous on aphids.


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  • Aphis

    an aphid, especially of the genus Aphis. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Historical Examples The house must be fumigated, and the trees syringed on the least appearance of aphis. The Book of Pears and Plums Edward Bartrum The grain aphis, in certain years, desolates our wheat fields. Our Common Insects Alpheus Spring Packard Never […]

  • Aphik

    aphik (Judg. 1:31); Aphek (Josh. 13:4; 19:30), stronghold. (1.) A city of the tribe of Asher. It was the scene of the licentious worship of the Syrian Aphrodite. The ruins of the temple, “magnificent ruins” in a “spot of strange wildness and beauty”, are still seen at Afka, on the north-west slopes of Lebanon, near […]

  • Aphonia

    loss of voice, especially due to an organic or functional disturbance of the vocal organs. Historical Examples In these cases there is marked stridor both on inspiration and expiration, but no aphonia. Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities–Head–Neck. Sixth Edition. Alexander Miles Both wounds gradually healed; but aphonia—the voice being reduced to a whisper—existed when […]

  • Aphonic

    mouthed but not spoken; noiseless; silent. Phonetics. lacking phonation; unvoiced. without voice; voiceless. Pathology. affected with aphonia. Pathology. a person who is affected with . adjective affected with aphonia (phonetics) not representing a spoken sound, as k in know voiceless or devoiced

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