(Greek: insect, bug; literally, "cut up, cut in pieces"; an insect because it appears to be segmented)
2. Etymology: from French entomologie (1764), coined from Greek entomon, "insect" + logia, "study of".
Entomon is the neuter form of entomos, "having a notch or cut (at the waist)"; so called by Aristotle in reference to the segmented division of insect bodies.
Scientists who study insects (there are close to a million that can be studied) are called entomologists. Then why aren't they called "insectologists"? Well, they are.
The word insect comes from the Latin word insectum, meaning "cut up" or "divided into segments".
The plural of insectum, namely insecta, is used by scientists as the name of the taxonomic class that insects belong to.
This Latin word was created in order to translate the Greek word for "insect", which is entomon and literally means "cut up" or "divided into segments", and it is the source of the word entomology.
The Greeks coined this term for insects because of the division of insect bodies into three segments, now called the head, thorax, and abdomen.
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2. A group of edentates, including the ant-eaters.
3. A group of marsupials which are partly insectivorous; such as, the opossum.
A duplicate term for entomophagous is "insectivorous".
They are primarily parasites of insects and spiders, but have been found to cause mycotic infections of the nose in people and horses.
Zygomycotina are a subdivision of fungi, formerly included in the phycomycetes, usually saprophytic or parasitic, especially for insects.