Can·​thar·​i·​dae | \ kanˈtharəˌdē\

Definition of Cantharidae

 (Entry 1 of 2)

taxonomic synonym of meloidae


plural noun
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Definition of Cantharidae (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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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History and Etymology for Cantharidae

New Latin, from Cantharis, type genus + -idae

Plural noun

New Latin, from Cantharis, type genus + -idae

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