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insect

noun [C] uk   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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in Arabic حَشَرة…
in Korean 곤충…
in Malaysian serangga…
in French insecte…
in Turkish böcek…
in Italian insetto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 昆蟲…
in Russian насекомое…
in Polish owad…
in Vietnamese côn trùng…
in Spanish insecto…
in Portuguese inseto…
in Thai แมลง…
in German das Insekt…
in Catalan insecte…
in Japanese 昆虫…
in Indonesian serangga…
in Chinese (Simplified) 昆虫…
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