adj. [Gr. brachys, short; keras, horn]
Bearing short antennae.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • brachycerous — /breuh kis euhr euhs/, adj. Entomol. having short antennae. [1870 75; BRACHY + Gk kér(as) a horn + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • brachycerous — bra·chyc·er·ous …   English syllables

  • brachycerous —   a. having short horns or antennae …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • brachycerous — braˈkisərəs, brəˈ adjective Etymology: New Latin Brachycera + English ous : having short antennae; specifically : of or relating to Brachycera * * * /breuh kis euhr euhs/, adj. Entomol. having short antennae. [1870 75; …   Useful english dictionary

  • callus — n.; pl. calluses, calli [L. callus, hard skin] 1. An unusually hardened or thickened area; a rounded swelling. 2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In brachycerous Diptera, a knoblike swelling on the cuticle. 3. (MOLLUSCA: Gastropoda) A shelly substance… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • hypoglossa — n. [Gr. hypo, under; glossa, tongue] (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In brachycerous and cyclorrhaphous Diptera, the dorsal wall of the premental plate, formed by the sclerotized ventral side of the prementum …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • brachy- — a learned borrowing from Greek meaning short, used in the formation of compound words: brachycerous. [ < Gk, comb. form of brachýs] * * * …   Universalium

  • empididae — emˈpidəˌdē noun plural Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from Empid , Empis, type genus (from Greek empid , empis mosquito, gnat) + idae : a large family of small predaceous brachycerous flies that fly in swarms with a dancing movement in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • therevidae — thə̇ˈrevəˌdē noun plural Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from Thereva, type genus (from Greek thēreuein to hunt, from thēr wild animal) + idae more at fierce : a family of chiefly holarctic brachycerous two winged flies constituted by… …   Useful english dictionary

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