adj. [L. cum, with; plicare, to fold]
1. Folding or extending over another.
2. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
The elytron.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Complicant — Com pli*cant, a. [L. complicans, p. pr.] (Zo[ o]l.) Overlapping, as the elytra of certain beetles. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • complicant — kənt adjective Etymology: Latin complicant , complicans, present participle of complicare to fold together : overlapping used of the elytra of certain beetles * * * comˈplicant adjective Overlapping • • • Main Entry: ↑complicate …   Useful english dictionary

  • complicant — com·pli·cant …   English syllables

  • BETRE seu TEMBUL — folii aromatici species celebertima, apud Indos; Salmasio est Folium Romanorum et φύλλον μαλαβάθρου Graecorum, quamvis non pauci Folium Indicum (illud cum folio Betre confundentes) malabathrum Veter. esse censeant, eo quod Tomalabathra hodieque… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

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