from The Century Dictionary.
- noun One of the Malacodermata or of the Malacodermi.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) One of a tribe of beetles (
Malacodermata), with a soft and flexible body, as the fireflies.
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- noun zoology One of a
tribeof beetles(Malacodermata), with a soft and flexible body.
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The curious and very rare little longicorn, Tethlimmena aliena, quite unlike its nearest allies in the same country, is an exact copy on a somewhat smaller scale of a malacoderm, Lygistopterus amabilis, both found at Chontales.