Cantharidae

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Can·​thar·​i·​dae
kanˈtharəˌdē

taxonomic synonym of meloidae

Cantharidae

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plural noun

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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Cantharis, type genus + -idae

Plural noun

New Latin, from Cantharis, type genus + -idae

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“Cantharidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cantharidae. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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