plural noun

: a family of elongate oval hairy beetles having larvae that live in fungi or bore in higher plants

Word History


New Latin, from Erotylus, type genus (from Greek erōtylos darling, sweetheart, from erōt-, erōs sexual love) + -idae

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“Erotylidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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