Forficulidae

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

Definition of Forficulidae

: 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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History and Etymology for Forficulidae

New Latin, from Forficula, type genus + -idae

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“Forficulidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Forficulidae. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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