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Meaning of "osmeterium" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF OSMETERIUM

osmeterium  [ˌɒzmɪˈtɪərɪəm] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OSMETERIUM

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pronoun
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Osmeterium is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES OSMETERIUM MEAN IN ENGLISH?

osmeterium

Osmeterium

The osmeterium is a fleshy organ found in the prothoracic segment of larvae of Swallowtail butterflies including Birdwings and the '-prominent moths. This organ emits odorous compounds believed to be pheromones. Normally hidden, this forked structure can be everted when the caterpillar is threatened, and used to emit a foul-smelling secretion containing terpenes. These chemicals vary from species to species. The fine structure of the osmeterial glands of Papilio demoleus libanius Fruhstorfer have been studied and found to have three kinds of cells including ellipsoid gland cells.

Definition of osmeterium in the English dictionary

The definition of osmeterium in the dictionary is the gland in some caterpillars that secretes foul-smelling substances to deter predators.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH OSMETERIUM


acroterium
ˌækrəʊˈtɪərɪəm
apodyterium
ˌæpəʊdɪˈtɪərɪəm
apterium
æpˈtɪərɪəm
archaebacterium
ˌɑːkɪbækˈtɪərɪəm
bacterium
bækˈtɪərɪəm
corynebacterium
ˌkɒrənɪbækˈtɪərɪəm
criterium
kraɪˈtɪərɪəm
cyanobacterium
ˌsaɪənəʊbækˈtɪərɪəm
deuterium
djuːˈtɪərɪəm
elaterium
ˌɛləˈtɪərɪəm
enterobacterium
ˌɛntərəʊbækˈtɪərɪəm
eubacterium
ˌju:bækˈtɪərɪəm
imperium
ɪmˈpɪərɪəm
magisterium
ˌmædʒɪˈstɪərɪəm
ministerium
ˌmɪnɪˈstɪərɪəm
mycobacterium
ˌmaɪkəʊbækˈtɪərɪəm
nitrobacterium
ˌnaɪtrəʊbækˈtɪərɪəm
psalterium
sɔːlˈtɪərɪəm
puerperium
pjʊəˈpɪərɪəm
sericterium
ˌsɛrɪkˈtɪərɪəm

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OSMETERIUM

osmate
osmatic
osmic
osmically
osmidrosis
osmious
osmiridium
osmium
osmium tetroxide
osmolal
osmolality
osmolar
osmolarity
osmole
osmometer
osmometric
osmometrically
osmometry
osmoregulation
osmoregulatory

WORDS THAT END LIKE OSMETERIUM

aquarium
atrium
auditorium
barium
clavicytherium
crematorium
deinotherium
delirium
desiderium
dinotherium
emporium
equilibrium
meitnerium
nototherium
planetarium
pomoerium
sanatorium
solarium
terrarium
yttrium

Synonyms and antonyms of osmeterium in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «osmeterium» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OSMETERIUM

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osmeterium
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osmeterium
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osmeterium
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osmeterium
380 millions of speakers
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osmeterium
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osmeterium
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osmeterium
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osmeterium
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osmeterium
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Osmeterium
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osmeterium
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osmeterium
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osmeterium
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Osmeterium
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osmeterium
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osmeterium
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ऑस्मेटिरियम
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osmeterium
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osmeterium
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osmeterium
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osmeterium
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osmeterium
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osmeterium
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af

Translator English - Afrikaans

osmeterium
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Translator English - Swedish

osmeterium
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Translator English - Norwegian

osmeterium
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of osmeterium

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OSMETERIUM»

The term «osmeterium» is used very little and occupies the 190.300 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OSMETERIUM» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about osmeterium

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OSMETERIUM»

Discover the use of osmeterium in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to osmeterium and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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A Dictionary of Entomology
OSHANIN, VASILII FEDOROVICH (1844-1917) (Kirichenko 1940, Moskva obshch. lsp'talelii prirod. (Hist. Ser.) 5: 1—30, bibliogr.) OSIMA, GINKICHI (1868- 1925) (Hasegawa 1967, Kontyt] 35 (Suppl): 24.) OSMATERIUM See Osmeterium.
Gordon Gordh, David Headrick, 2001
2
India, a Lifescape: Butterflies of Peninsular India
All the caterpillars have a terminally bifid, fleshy, translucent gland, called " osmeterium", between the head and the first thoracic segment. The osmeterium is retracted inside, but the caterpillars exsert it when they are alarmed (Plate 3, no. 15).
Krushnamegh Kunte, Madhav Gadgil, 2000
3
The Sepsidae (Diptera) of Europe [electronic resource]
67); hind tibia without an osmeterium Ortalischema Frey (p. 40) - Outer vertical and orbital setae present (Fig. 17). Postpronotal seta present. Anepisternal seta long and strong. Basal scutellar seta short and weak. Prosternum setulose. o": ...
Adrian Charles Pont, Rudolf Meier, 2002
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In a Desert Garden: Love and Death Among the Insects
The abrupt changes in color help disrupt the outline of the caterpillar, making it appear like a thick dark twig with a patch of pale lichens growing on it. Moreover, the caterpillar in this metamorphosis possesses an osmeterium, an inflatable, ...
John Alcock, 1999
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Insect
157–158. 276”osmeterium” http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ osmeterium. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Retrieved 9 December 2009. 277Hadley, Debbie. ”Osmeterium” http://insects.about.com/od/ entomologyglossary/g/def_ ...
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Caterpillars in the Field and Garden: A Field Guide to the ...
Most are smooth and brightly colored; some are cryptically colored. All have a fleshy, retractable organ above the head, the osmeterium, which gives off a pungent odor when everted (see Giant Swallowtail photo, page 33). For most species ...
Thomas J. Allen, James P. Brock, Jeffrey Glassberg, 2005
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Dictionary of Insect Morphology
Gr. _* corema osmeterium, ii, n. Gr. _* corema osmeterium femorale _* femoral organ osmeterium tibiale _* tibial organ ossiculum, i, n. L.: 1. _* basalare; 2. _* subalare ostial valve, valva ostii: the pocket-like structure in the wall of the heart ...
Henrik Steinmann, Lajos Zombori, 1999
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Why the Universe Bothers to Exist: Theistic Determinism, ...
However, as with other species of swallowtail butterflies, these larvae have an eversible, fleshy epidermal gland known as an osmeterium that is located mid- dorsally just behind the head. When disturbed, this forked structure is protruded ...
David V. McCorkle, 2014
9
Butterflies of Indiana: A Field Guide
The family is characterized by their larvae, which possess a fleshy, forked horn, or osmeterium, within the body segment just behind the head. This foul-smelling organ, which is normally hidden, is thrust out when the larva is squeezed or ...
Jeffrey E. Belth, 2013
10
Insects of the Texas Lost Pines
A second defense exists in the form of the “osmeterium” structure that is diagnostic for swallowtail caterpillars. This is a yellow, forked organ that appears suddenly from just behind the head when the caterpillar is disturbed. The sight of the ...
Stephen Welton Taber, Scott B. Fleenor, 2003

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OSMETERIUM»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term osmeterium is used in the context of the following news items.
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Live gardening chat Monday July 13 at 12:30 pm
I even saw her/his impressive osmeterium! It's a yellow defensive organ that is used to scare off predators and looks kind of like bright yellow ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
2
Garden Q&A: Why is the skin on our purple potatoes so bitter?
and will sometimes put out red horns called osmeterium. These horns release a smell that helps them repel pests. While the caterpillars are ... «Florida Times-Union, Jun 15»
3
Peculiar caterpillar with erupting 'tentacles' found in Peru
Pushing out the orange tongue-like structure - known as an osmeterium - releases a powerful and smelly substance at the same time. «Daily Mail, Apr 15»
4
Eastern tiger swallowtail pretends to be a reptile and 'spits' foul …
Pushing out the orange tongue-like structure - known as an osmeterium - releases a powerful and smelly substance at the same time. «Daily Mail, Feb 15»
5
Swallowtail Butterfly Genome Offers Clues to Foul Odor Emitted by …
... behind the foul-smelling odor that P. glaucus caterpillars can emit from their forked tongue-like structure (known as an osmeterium) as well as ... «GenomeWeb, Feb 15»
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Caterpillars have nonstop appetites; be careful what you offer them
“They are called osmeterium, and they release really bad smells when they are approached.” Despite all these stealthy defenses, loads of ... «Hunterdon County Democrat, Aug 14»
7
Eastern Swallowtails: Here's How to Raise Them at Home
This orange forked gland, called the osmeterium, shows itself when the butterfly perceives danger. Upon the slightest nudge or threat, the ... «mySanAntonio.com, Jul 14»
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Spread your wings and have some fun with butterflies
If you pick them up they extend 2 orange horns (osmeterium) that stink for protection. Their pupa (chrysalises) may be either green or brown to ... «Lincoln Journal Star, Mar 14»
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Fascinujúce mimikry u lariev a motýľov
Aby toho ale nebolo dosť, keď sa húsenice cítia byť ohrozené, vystrčia bizarný orgán, ktorý sa nazýva osmeterium. Tento orgán má tvar Y a ... «SME.sk, Jan 13»
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The caterpillars which mimic snakes, grow spiky spines and eat toxic …
The red-orange organ, called an osmeterium, emits a noxious odour. Allergenic: The White-marked Tussock Moth larva (Orgyia leucostigma) is ... «Daily Mail, Dec 12»

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« EDUCALINGO. Osmeterium [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/osmeterium>. Nov 2019 ».
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