plural noun
Cixi·​idae | \ sikˈsīəˌdē \

Definition of Cixiidae

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

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History and Etymology for Cixiidae

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

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“Cixiidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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