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Locust

Locust

1. (Science: zoology) Any one of numerous species of long-winged, migratory, orthopterous insects, of the family Acrididae, allied to the grasshoppers; especially, (Edipoda, or Pachytylus, migratoria, and Acridium perigrinum, of southern Europe, asia, and Africa. In the united states the related species with similar habits are usually called grasshoppers. See grasshopper.

These insects are at times so numerous in Africa and the south of asia as to devour every green thing; and when they migrate, they fly in an immense cloud. In the united states the harvest flies are improperly called locusts. See Cicada. Locust beetle, an african bird; the beefeater.

2. [Etymol. Uncertain.

(Science: botany) The locust tree. See locust tree (definition, note, and phrases).

(Science: botany) locust bean, a commercial name for the sweet pod of the carob tree.

Origin: L. Locusta locust, grasshopper. Cf. Lobster.


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Number of required Meiosis divisions

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by nazishahbazi
Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:31 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Number of required Meiosis divisions
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Talk about INSECTZ or get outta here:)

The image on my shirt is Venom from the Spider man Comic. It is a black spider :) Do you know people call Cicadas the name Locust around here? The earwig was so cool! I was looking on that Goldenrod at some wasps and bees and I saw these pinchers sticking out. I thought "What the ...

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by February Beetle
Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:07 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Talk about INSECTZ or get outta here:)
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Talk about INSECTZ or get outta here:)

hey, very nice~~~I love that locust~~~ btw~what is the sign on your t-shirt?

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by Bugz
Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:15 am
 
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Fetal Pig Dissection

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by Locus
Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:45 am
 
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Superior colliculus - question

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by rjh500
Thu Oct 05, 2006 3:01 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Superior colliculus - question
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