Mesoveliidae

plural noun
Meso·​ve·​li·​idae | \ -və̇ˈlīəˌdē \

Definition of Mesoveliidae

: a small widely distributed family of semiaquatic hemipterous insects that inhabit the surface of freshwater or the ground near water

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History and Etymology for Mesoveliidae

New Latin, from Mesovelia, type genus (from mes- + Latin velum veil, sail + New Latin -ia) + -idae

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“Mesoveliidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mesoveliidae. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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