plural noun
An·​o·​bi·​i·​dae | \ ˌanəˈbīəˌdē \

Definition of Anobiidae

: a family of small hard-bodied beetles with 5-jointed tarsi and generally serrate clubbed antennae that feed on dry vegetable materials and include destructive pests of stored foods and tobacco — see drugstore beetle

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First Known Use of Anobiidae

1857, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anobiidae

New Latin, from Anobium, type genus + -idae

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“Anobiidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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