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insectnoun [C]

uk   /ˈɪn.sekt/  us   /ˈɪn.sekt/
A2 a type of very small animal with six legs, a body divided into three parts and usually two pairs of wings, or, more generally, any similar very small animal: Ants, beetles, butterflies, and flies are all insects. I've got some sort of insect bite on my leg.

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insectnoun [C]

 us   /ˈɪn·sekt/
biology a type of small animal with six legs, a body divided into three parts, and often two pairs of wings, for example, an ant, beetle, or butterfly
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Translations of “insect”
in Korean 곤충…
in Arabic حَشَرة…
in Malaysian serangga…
in French insecte…
in Russian насекомое…
in Chinese (Traditional) 昆蟲…
in Italian insetto…
in Turkish böcek…
in Polish owad…
in Spanish insecto…
in Vietnamese côn trùng…
in Portuguese inseto…
in Thai แมลง…
in German das Insekt…
in Catalan insecte…
in Japanese 昆虫…
in Chinese (Simplified) 昆虫…
in Indonesian serangga…
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