Hydrometridae

plural noun
Hy·​dro·​met·​ri·​dae

Definition of Hydrometridae

: a family of small slender long-legged semiaquatic bugs closely related to the water striders

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History and Etymology for Hydrometridae

New Latin, from Hydrometra, type genus (from hydr- + -metra, from Greek metrein to measure, traverse, from metron measure) + -idae

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“Hydrometridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hydrometridae. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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