plural noun
An·​al·​ges·​i·​dae | \ ˌanᵊlˈjesədē \

Definition of Analgesidae

: a large family of small soft-bodied blind mites that live on birds especially on the feathers

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First Known Use of Analgesidae

1910, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Analgesidae

New Latin, from Analges, type genus (from Greek analgēs painless, from an- + -algēs, from algos pain) + -idae

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“Analgesidae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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