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insect/ˈɪnˌsɛkt/noun
pluralinsects
insect
/ˈɪnˌsɛkt/
noun
pluralinsects
Learner's definition of INSECT  
[count]
: a small animal that has six legs and a body formed of three parts and that may have wings — often used before another noun
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: an animal (such as a spider) that is similar to an insect
— compare arachnid
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