plural noun For·fi·cu·li·dae \ˌfȯrfə̇ˈkyüləˌdē\

Definition of Forficulidae

  1. :  a large cosmopolitan family of insects (order Dermaptera) that have the abdomen depressed and the forceps flattened or cylindrical and that comprise the typical earwigs — see forficula

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Origin and Etymology of forficulidae

New Latin, from Forficula, type genus + -idae

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