noninsect

adjective

non·​in·​sect ˌnän-ˈin-ˌsekt How to pronounce noninsect (audio)
: not of, relating to, being, or caused by an insect or insects
non-insect arthropods
noninsect damage
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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Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noninsect was in 1879

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“Noninsect.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/noninsect. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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