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

Definition of Anthribidae

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

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Origin and Etymology of 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 — more at anthology, 1throw

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capable of being understood in two ways

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