plural noun
Cyd·​ni·​dae | \ -nəˌdē \

Definition of Cydnidae

: a widely distributed family of chiefly tropical bugs that are related to the stinkbugs and include a number of burrowing bugs with the first two pairs of legs modified for digging in soil

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History and Etymology for Cydnidae

New Latin, from Cydnus, type genus (from Greek kydnos glorious, renowned, from kydos glory, renown) + -idae; from their bright colors

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“Cydnidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Feb. 2020.

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