plural noun
Adeph·​a·​ga | \ ə-ˈde-fə-gə \

Definition of Adephaga

: a suborder of Coleoptera containing certain predaceous beetles (as the tiger beetles, ground beetles, and water beetles) usually with filiform antennae and the first ventral abdominal segment divided by the hind coxal cavities

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Other Words from Adephaga

adephagan \ ə-​ˈde-​fə-​gən \ noun, plural -s

First Known Use of Adephaga

1825, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Adephaga

New Latin, from Greek adēphaga, neuter plural of adēphagos gluttonous, from hadēn enough + -phagos -phagous

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“Adephaga.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 May. 2021.

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