transiens

noun
tran·​si·​ens | \ ˈtran(t)sēˌenz, -nzē- \
plural transeuntes\ ˌtran(t)sēˈu̇n‧ˌtēz , -​nzēˈ-​ \

Definition of transiens

: a phase in migratory locusts in which they exhibit characteristics in morphology and behavior intermediate between those typical of solitaria and gregaria

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History and Etymology for transiens

New Latin transeunt-, transiens, from Latin, present participle of transire

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“Transiens.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/transiens. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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