Manteodea

plural noun Man·te·o·dea \ ˌmantēˈōdēə \

Definition of Manteodea

:a suborder of Orthoptera often considered a separate order, comprising predaceous insects with the forelegs specialized for seizing prey and including the mantises — see manteidae

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Origin and Etymology of manteodea

New Latin, from Mante-, Mantis + -odea


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