plural noun

: 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

Word History


New Latin, from Mante-, Mantis + -odea

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“Manteodea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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