Lamiidae

plural noun La·mi·idae \ləˈmīəˌdē\

Definition of Lamiidae

  1. :  a family of beetles closely related to and often included among the Cerambycidae — see oberea

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Origin and Etymology of lamiidae

New Latin, from Lamia, type genus (from Greek lamia devouring monster) + -idae


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