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[koh-lee-op-ter-uh n, kol-ee-] /ˌkoʊ liˈɒp tər ən, ˌkɒl i-/

belonging or pertaining to the order .
a beetle.
any of the insects of the cosmopolitan order Coleoptera, in which the forewings are modified to form shell-like protective elytra. The order includes the beetles and weevils
of, relating to, or belonging to the order Coleoptera
(kō’lē-ŏp’tər-ən, kŏl’ē-)
Any of numerous insects of the order Coleoptera, characterized by forewings modified to form tough protective covers for the membranous hind wings. Coleopterans include the beetles, weevils, and fireflies.


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