plural noun
Ae·​o·​lid·​i·​dae | \ ˌē-ə-ˈli-də-ˌdē \

Definition of Aeolididae

: a family that is made up of nudibranchs that have many nematocysts obtained from the hydroids on which they feed and that is sometimes placed with related families in a superfamily (Aeolidoidea)

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First Known Use of Aeolididae

1882, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aeolididae

borrowed from New Latin, from Aeolid-, Aeolis, aeolis + -idae -idae

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“Aeolididae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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