man·​tid ˈman-təd How to pronounce mantid (audio)
: mantis

Examples of mantid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Aquatic insects eat the worms' offspring and are then consumed by other mantids, and the cycle repeats. Darren Incorvaia, Scientific American, 14 Dec. 2023 For example, there are fish, moths, mantids and grasshoppers with hidden warning color patterns that place them in the middle of the conspicuous-camouflage spectrum. Sofia Quaglia, Discover Magazine, 12 Apr. 2023 The mass production of baby mantids led to (by accident) my first biocontrol program: by setting the tiny nymphs free on my mum’s fuschias, an infestation of whitefly was combated. Nicole Miller-Coleman,, 22 July 2017

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Word History


New Latin Mantidae, group name, from Mantis, genus name

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mantid was in 1895

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

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man·​tid ˈmant-əd How to pronounce mantid (audio)
: mantis

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