plural noun
Arad·​i·​dae | \ əˈradəˌdē \

Definition of Aradidae

: a family of small flat narrow-headed bugs usually living under bark and including a South American species capable of inflicting severe bites

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History and Etymology for Aradidae

borrowed from New Latin, from Aradus, the type genus (from Latin Aradus, island and town off the coast of Phoenicia—modern Arwad, Syria—borrowed from Greek Árados) + -idae -idae

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“Aradidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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