insectoid etymology

English word insectoid comes from English insect, English -oid

Detailed word origin of insectoid

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
insect English (eng) (colloquial) Any small arthropod similar to an insect including spiders, centipedes, millipedes, etc. (derogatory) A contemptible or powerless person.. An arthropod in the class Insecta, characterized by six legs, up to four wings, and a chitinous exoskeleton.
-oid English (eng) Of similar form to, but not the same as. Having the likeness of. Forms adjectives and nouns.
insectoid English (eng) Insect-like. (science fiction, ufology) An insect-like creature.

Words with the same origin as insectoid

Descendants of -oid
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