Formicariidae

plural noun For·mi·ca·ri·idae \ˌfȯrməkəˈrīəˌdē\

Definition of Formicariidae

  1. :  a large family (suborder Tyranni) comprising the typical antbirds of tropical America — compare furnariidae

formicarioid

\-ˈka(a)rēˌȯid\ adjective or noun

formicaroid

\-ˈka(a)ˌrȯid\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of formicariidae

New Latin, from Formicarius, type genus (from Latin formica + -arius -ary) + -idae


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