Brentidae

plural noun
Bren·​ti·​dae | \ ˈbrentəˌdē \

Definition of Brentidae

: a family (type genus Brentus) of chiefly tropical wood-boring weevils having slender bodies, antennae that are not elbowed, and females with the beak very long and continuing the long axis of the body

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History and Etymology for Brentidae

New Latin, from Brentus, type genus + -idae

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“Brentidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Brentidae. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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