a scarab beetle, Anomala orientalis, introduced into the U.S. from the Orient, the larvae of which feed on the roots of sugarcane and other grasses.
a Japanese scarabaeid beetle, Anomala orientalis, introduced into Hawaii and the northeastern US: a serious pest of sugar cane and cereal crops because it destroys the roots
- Asiatic cholera
(def 1). Historical Examples A year after this important occurrence, the Asiatic cholera came marching from the East, for the first time. Allopathy and Homoeopathy Before the Judgement of Common Sense! Frederick Hiller It was afterwards known that upwards of 750 persons perished in Bilston of Asiatic cholera. The Curiosities of Dudley and the Black […]
- Asiatic elephant
Indian elephant. See under .
- Asiatic schistosomiasis
asiatic schistosomiasis Asiatic schistosomiasis A·si·at·ic schistosomiasis (ā’zhē-āt’ĭk, -shē-, -zē-) n. See schistosomiasis japonicum.
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