Definition of stridulation in English:

stridulation

noun

  • See stridulate

    • ‘Many biologists have studied the neural control of sound production since Huber's pioneering work in the 1950s on command systems for stridulation in crickets.’
    • ‘In all species of Laupala, the male song structure is simple, consisting of a rhythmic train of pulses produced during courtship by stridulation of the forewings.’
    • ‘However, cicadas produce their sounds - the loudest of any insects’ - not by stridulation but by vibrating membranes, or tymbals, located on their abdomens.’
    • ‘Schizocosa uetzi males have black pigmentation over the middle portion of the tibia of their forelegs and use a courtship display consisting of a stationary stridulation with an intermittent slow foreleg arch.’
    • ‘Recent studies have shown that stridulations are also initiated to recruit workers to an attractive food source, and that these vibrations are transferred to the substrate through the ant's head.’

Pronunciation

stridulation

/strɪdjʊˈleɪʃ(ə)n/