Significado de cryptopentamerous en en Inglés


Pronunciación /ˌkrɪptə(ʊ)pɛnˈtam(ə)rəs/


marginal Entomology
  • (Of an insect) having tarsi that seem to have four joints but actually have five, with one of the joints minute or concealed; (of a tarsus) having this form.

    Such tarsi are characteristic of certain groups of beetles.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Shuckard (?1803–1868), entomologist. After post-classical Latin cryptopentamera, plural.