plural noun

Definition of Otiorhynchidae

: an extensive family of weevils often regarded as a subfamily of the family Curculionidae in which the mandibles of the pupa have a deciduous process that leaves a scar in the adult

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History and Etymology for Otiorhynchidae

New Latin, from Otiorhynchus type genus (from Greek ōtion ear—diminutive of ōt-, ous ear—+ New Latin -rhynchus) + -idae

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“Otiorhynchidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Otiorhynchidae. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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