One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
noun & adjective
- ‘Today's stick insects (or phasmids, as scientists call them) show great variety; e.g. some have wings and some do not.’
- ‘A strange order of Insects, close to the coleopterans, has been given the name of phasmids, indicating their ability to remain invisible to neighbors by imitating the forms and colors of the trees on which they alight.’
- ‘We found anti-GPA - 3 antibody staining in the cilia, cell bodies, and axons of many amphid cells and the two phasmid cells PHA and PHB.’
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