plural noun
An·​thrib·​i·​dae | \ anˈthribəˌdē \

Definition of Anthribidae

: a small family of chiefly tropical short-snouted weevils mostly living and feeding on woody fungi or decaying wood

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History and Etymology for Anthribidae

borrowed from New Latin, from Anthribus, type genus (probably a blend of Greek ánthos “flower” and tríbein “to rub, wear out, ravage”) + -idae -idae

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“Anthribidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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