Lamellicorn meaning

lə-mĕlĭ-kôrn
Any of numerous beetles of the superfamily Scarabaeoidea, formerly Lamellicornia; a scarabaeoid.
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Ending in flattened plates.
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Having such antennae.
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A lamellicorn beetle, as a scarab beetle.
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(zoology) Having antennæ terminating in a group of flat lamellæ; -- said of certain coleopterous insects.
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(zoology) Terminating in a group of flat lamellæ; -- said of antennæ.
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A lamellicorn insect.
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Origin of lamellicorn

  • From New Latin Lāmellicornia former superfamily name lamelli– Latin cornū horn ker-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin lamella (“a thin plate”) + cornu (“a horn”). Compare French lamellicorne.

    From Wiktionary