insectile

adjective
in·​sec·​tile | \ (ˌ)in-ˈsek-tᵊl How to pronounce insectile (audio) , -ˌtī(-ə)l, -(ˌ)til \

Definition of insectile

: being or suggestive of an insect

First Known Use of insectile

circa 1626, in the meaning defined above

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“Insectile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/insectile. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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