\pɹˈe͡ɪɪŋ ˈɪnsɛkts], \pɹˈe‍ɪɪŋ ˈɪnsɛkts], \p_ɹ_ˈeɪ_ɪ_ŋ ˈɪ_n_s_ɛ_k_t_s]\

Definitions of PRAYING INSECTS

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1895 - Glossary of terms and phrases
By Henry Percy Smith

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  • A genus of small tapeworms birds and mammals. A genus of Cestoda or tapeworms. A cestode worm order Cyclophyllideae, family Hymenolepinidae, genus Hymenolepis. includes several genera, such as H. Diminuta, occasionally infesting children, and Nana, or the dwarf tapeworm of children. Flavopuncta. See Taenia flavopuncta, under tenia.
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