(En`to*mol"o*gist) n. [Cf. F. entomologiste.] One versed in entomology.

(En`to*mol"o*gize) v. i. To collect specimens in the study of entomology. C. Kingsley.

(En`to*mol"o*gy) n.; pl. Entomologies [Gr. 'e`ntomon insect (so called because nearly cut in two, fr. 'e`ntomos cut in; 'en in + te`mnein to cut) + -logy: cf. F. entomologie. See In, and Tome, and cf. Insect.]

1. That part of zoölogy which treats of insects.

2. A treatise on the science of entomology.

(||En`to*moph"a*ga) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. 'e`ntomon an insect + fagei^n to eat.] (Zoöl.)

1. One of a group of hymenopterous insects whose larvæ feed parasitically upon living insects. See Ichneumon, 2.

2. A group of marsupials which are partly insectivorous, as the opossum.

3. A group of edentates, including the ant- eaters.

(En`to*moph"a*gan) a. (Zoöl.) Relating to the Entomophaga.n. One of the Entomophaga.

(En`to*moph"a*gous) a. (Zoöl.) Feeding on insects; insectivorous.

(En`to*moph"i*lous) a. [Gr. insect + a lover.] (Bot.) Fertilized by the agency of insects; — said of plants in which the pollen is carried to the stigma by insects.

(||En`to*mos"tra*ca) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. cut in pieces + burnt clay, the hard shell of Testacea.] (Zoöl.) One of the subclasses of Crustacea, including a large number of species, many of them minute. The group embraces several orders; as the Phyllopoda, Ostracoda, Copepoda, and Pectostraca. See Copepoda, Phyllopoda, and Cladocera.

(En`to*mos"tra*can) a. (Zoöl.) Relating to the Entomostraca.n. One of the Entomostraca.

(En`to*mos"tra*cous) a. (Zoöl.) Belonging to the Entomostracans.

(En`to*mot"o*mist) n. One who practices entomotomy.

(En`to*mot"o*my) n. [Gr. insect + te`mnein to cut.] The science of the dissection of insects.

(En*ton"ic) a. [Gr. strained, fr. to strain. See Entasis.] (Med.) Having great tension, or exaggerated action. Dunglison.

(En`to*pe*riph"er*al) a. [Ento- + peripheral.] (Physiol.) Being, or having its origin, within the external surface of the body; — especially applied to feelings, such as hunger, produced by internal disturbances. Opposed to epiperipheral.

(En"to*phyte) n. [Ento- + Gr. a plant.] (Med.) A vegetable parasite subsisting in the interior of the body.

(En`to*phyt"ic) a. Of or pertaining to entophytes; as, an entophytic disease.

(En"to*plasm) n. [Ento- + Gr. anything formed.] (Biol.) (a) The inner granular layer of protoplasm in a developing ovum. (b) Endosarc.

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