malacosomous

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malacosomous

adjective A now-extinct term referring to an organism without an ectoskeleton.
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Igniting a mix of oxygen and liquid butane releases a burst of energy that can propel a new soft-bodied robot skyward.
The next, thanks to a post-extinction eye exam by Yale University scientists, you're reduced to trolling for weaker, soft-bodied animals you stumble upon at night.
sandersi was able to soar for miles over the open ocean without flapping its wings, occasionally swooping down to the water to feed on soft-bodied prey like squid and eels.
While it is only about 40 kilometres away from the famous Burgess Shale deposit in Yoho National Park, where Caron and colleagues have already made numerous discoveries, the Marble Canyon site is remarkable for its many soft-bodied fossils, some never found in this part of the world and others which have been until now completely unknown.
Soft-bodied insects such as aphids are managed with the use of any of the numerous aphidicides, such as Safer Insecticidal Soap or Neem Oil.
This would allow humans to continue to benefit from the beetle's efficient predation of aphids, scales, and other soft-bodied arthropods that damage plants.
Researchers at Tufts University in the US are using a custom-built Zwick biaxial testing machine to test biological and engineered biocompatible materials for the development of the world's first soft-bodied robot.
Mollusks are a type of soft-bodied invertebrates including squid and octopus.
Researchers at Tufts University are using the company's biaxial testing machine to test biological and engineered biocompatible materials for the development of the world's first soft-bodied robot.
Any mulch with sharp edges, whether shredded leaves or straw, will also deter these soft-bodied creatures.
It is the spontaneous transition from the prototype worm-shaped or soft-bodied form to complex characteristics within each phylum, and it happened in a blink of an eye on the geological time scale.
The skinks or Scincidae, some of which are legless, are generally fast, soft-bodied and commonly seen around gardens.