plural noun

: a family of small oval usually hairy beetles having 5-jointed tarsi and generally feeding on fungi

Word History


New Latin, from Mycetophagus, type genus (from mycet- + -phagus, from Greek phagein to eat) + -idae

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“Mycetophagidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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