plural noun Cixi·idae \sikˈsīəˌdē\

Definition of Cixiidae

  1. :  a family of small elongated somewhat depressed insects (suborder Homoptera) related to the lantern flies

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Origin and Etymology of cixiidae

New Latin, from Cixius, type genus (from Late Greek kixios cicada) + -idae

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