plural noun Oe·de·mer·i·dae

Definition of Oedemeridae

  1. :  a family of soft-bodied elongate beetles that have heteromerous tarsi, usually strikingly colored adults which frequent flowers, and larvae which feed on decaying wood and sometimes are injurious to damp timbers of wharves, bridges, and mines

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Origin and Etymology of oedemeridae

New Latin, from Oedemera, type genus (from Greek oidein to swell + mēros thigh) + New Latin -idae — more at edema, member

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to cast off or become cast off

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