noninsect

adjective
non·​in·​sect | \ ˌnän-ˈin-ˌsekt How to pronounce noninsect (audio) \

Definition of noninsect

: not of, relating to, being, or caused by an insect or insects non-insect arthropods noninsect damage

Other Words from noninsect

noninsect noun
spiders and other noninsects

Examples of noninsect in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Conservation scientist Fabian Roger and his colleagues at Lund University found DNA traces and matched them with 85 species, including butterflies, beetles, ants and flies, as well as nine noninsect species such as frogs and birds. Katharine Gammon, Scientific American, 1 Mar. 2022

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First Known Use of noninsect

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Noninsect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noninsect. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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