verb (used with object)
to place in a tomb; bury; inter.
to serve as a tomb for:
Florentine churches entomb many great men.
to place in or as if in a tomb; bury; inter
to serve as a tomb for
1570s, from Old French entomber “place in a tomb,” from en- “in” (see en- (1)) + tombe “tomb” (see tomb). Related: Entombed; entombing.
/ɛnˈtɒmɪk/ adjective 1. denoting or relating to insects
entomion en·to·mi·on (ěn-tō’mē-ŏn’, -ən) n. pl. en·to·mi·a (-mē-ə) The tip of the mastoid angle of the parietal bone.
1. a combining form meaning “insect,” used in the formation of compound words: entomology. combining form 1. indicating an insect: entomology
[en-tuh-moh-faw-nuh] /ˌɛn tə moʊˈfɔ nə/ noun, plural entomofaunas, entomofaunae [en-tuh-moh-faw-nee] /ˌɛn tə moʊˈfɔ ni/ (Show IPA). (used with a singular or plural verb) 1. the insect life of a region or habitat.