plural noun
Gy·​rin·​i·​dae | \ jə̇ˈrinəˌdē, jī- \

Definition of Gyrinidae

: a family of aquatic beetles comprising the whirligig beetles

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History and Etymology for Gyrinidae

New Latin, from Gyrinus, type genus (from Greek gyrinos tadpole, from gyros round) + -idae

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“Gyrinidae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 15 December 2019.

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