Histeridae

plural noun
His·​ter·​i·​dae | \ hiˈsterəˌdē \

Definition of Histeridae

: a family of rather sluggish dark-colored and often shining beetles that live chiefly in decaying organic matter and have larvae which prey on other insects and insect larvae

History and Etymology for Histeridae

New Latin, from Hister, type genus + -idae

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“Histeridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Histeridae. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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