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Cantharidae

Can·thar·i·dae \kanˈtharəˌdē\

Definition of Cantharidae

  1. taxonomic synonym of meloidae

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Origin and Etymology of cantharidae

New Latin, from Cantharis, type genus + -idae


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Cantharidae

plural noun Can·thar·i·dae \"\

Definition of Cantharidae

  1. :  a family of nonluminescent elongated soft-bodied beetles (such as the soldier beetles) related to and in some classifications including the Lampyridae

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Origin and Etymology of cantharidae

New Latin, from Cantharis, type genus + -idae


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