plural noun
Dip·​ri·​on·​i·​dae | \ ˌdiprēˈänəˌdē \

Definition of Diprionidae

: a small family of sawflies that have many-jointed antennae serrate in the female and pectinate in the male and that include various serious pests of coniferous trees

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History and Etymology for Diprionidae

New Latin, from Diprion, type genus (from di- + -prion) + -idae

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“Diprionidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Diprionidae. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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