Apidae

plural noun
Ap·​i·​dae | \ ˈapəˌdē \

Definition of Apidae

: a family of social bees having the glossa and basal joints of the labial palpi elongate and including the common honeybees and the stingless bees, in some classifications also the bumblebees and some solitary bees, and formerly all the bees

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History and Etymology for Apidae

New Latin, from Apis, type genus + -idae

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“Apidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Apidae. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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