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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