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An order of insects that comprises the stick insects and leaf insects. They have very long bodies that resemble twigs or leaves.
- ‘Leaf insects, so-called because they resemble broad leaves, are grouped in the same order as stick insects, Phasmida, however only about 30 species of the total 3000 are leaf insects.’
- ‘Phasmida are hemimetabolous and generally elongate, though some forms (Leaf-Insects) are broad and flattened.’
- ‘Phasmida have elongate bodies. Our species are wingless as adults. However, some tropical forms are winged and are called leaf insects.’
A class of nematodes that includes the parasitic hookworms and roundworms.Also called Secernentea
Modern Latin (plural), from Latin phasma ‘apparition’, from Greek.
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