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Another word for insect

      1. Any of an order (Hemiptera) of insects with sucking mouthparts and with forewings thickened toward the base, as a water bug or squash bug
      2. A disease-producing microorganism or agent:
      3. An enthusiast or devotee; a buff:
      1. A type of mallet with a large wooden head, used to drive wedges, beat pavements, etc.
      2. Any of numerous species of insect in the order Coleoptera characterized by a pair of hard, shell-like front wings which cover and protect a pair of rear wings when at rest.
      3. Any insect resembling a beetle
      1. Any of numerous invertebrate animals of the phylum Arthropoda, including the insects, crustaceans, arachnids, and myriapods, that are characterized by a chitinous exoskeleton, a segmented body, and jointed appendages.
      1. The black, winged dung beetle (Scarabaeus sacer) held sacred by the ancient Egyptians
      2. Any of a large family (Scarabaeidae) of mostly stout-bodied, often brilliantly colored beetles with antennae ending in flattened plates, including the June bugs, cockchafers, and dung beetles
      3. An image of this beetle, cut from a stone or gem, often engraved with religious or historical inscriptions on the flat underside and, formerly, esp. in ancient Egypt, worn as a charm or used as a seal
      1. A coin of very small value, especially an obsolete British coin worth half a farthing.
      2. Any of numerous small or minute arachnids of the order Acarina, including species that damage crops or stored food and species that are parasitic on animals and often transmit disease.
      3. A widow's mite.
      1. People considered loathsome or repulsive.
      2. Animals that prey on farm animals or game or that destroy crops.
      3. Various insects, rodents, or other small animals regarded as pests because destructive, disease-carrying, etc., as flies, lice, rats, or weasels