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staphylinid

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noun staph·y·li·nid \ˌsta-fə-ˈlī-nəd\

Definition of staphylinid

staphylinid adjective


Origin of staphylinid

New Latin Staphylinidae, ultimately from Greek staphylē bunch of grapes


First Known Use: 1862


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