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insect

noun [C] uk   /ˈɪn.sekt/ us  
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.Insect names
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