plural noun
Bu·​thi·​dae | \ ˈbyüthəˌdē \

Definition of Buthidae

: a widely distributed family of scorpions having a large triangular sternum with the sides strongly convergent anteriorly

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History and Etymology for Buthidae

New Latin, from Buthus, type genus + -idae

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“Buthidae.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Buthidae. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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