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in-sĕco , cŭi, ctum, 1, v. a.,
I.to cut into, cut up (class.): “aliquid dentibus,Auct. Her. 4, 49, 62: “olivam acuta harundine,Col. 12, 47: “corpora mortuorum ad scrutandos morbos,to dissect, Plin. 19, 5, 26, § 86: “insecandi sunt favi,Col. 9, 15, 9: “quod (subtemen) insecti pectine dentes,cut in, notched, Ov. M. 6, 58.—Hence, insectum , i, n. (sc. animale), an insect; plur., Plin. 11, 1, 1, § 1; 11, 28, 33, § 96 al.
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