plural noun
Man·​te·​idae | \ man‧ˈtēəˌdē \

Definition of Manteidae

: a family of carnivorous insects sometimes especially formerly made coextensive with Manteodea but now usually restricted to mantises with black-barred wings, a rather long pronotum, and a frontal shield that is narrow in proportion to its height

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History and Etymology for Manteidae

New Latin, from Mante-, Mantis, type genus + -idae

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“Manteidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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