Medical Definition of coleoptera
1 capitalized : the largest order of insects comprising the beetles and weevils and being distinguished by a pair of forewings that are usually hard and rigid, are never used for flight, and serve as a protective covering for the delicate flight wings and the upper surface of the abdomen
2: insects that are beetles
coleopteran\-rən\play noun or adjective
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