plural noun

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

Word History


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 25 May. 2024.

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