plural noun Bit·ta·ci·dae \bə̇ˈtasəˌdē\

Definition of Bittacidae

  1. :  a family of chiefly tropical predacious red-and-black flies (order Mecoptera) comprising the scorpion flies

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Origin and Etymology of bittacidae

New Latin, from Bittacus, type genus (from Greek bittakos, psittakos parrot) + -idae

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