plural noun

: a suborder of Orthoptera often considered a separate order, comprising large, cylindrical or sometimes flattened, chiefly tropical insects with long strong legs, strictly phytophagous habits, and very slight metamorphosis and including the stick insects and leaf insects

Word History


New Latin, from Phasmat-, Phasma + -odea

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“Phasmatodea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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