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taxonomic synonym of meloidae


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plural noun

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

Word History


New Latin, from Cantharis, type genus + -idae

Plural noun

New Latin, from Cantharis, type genus + -idae

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“Cantharidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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