Otiorhynchidae

plural noun Oti·o·rhyn·chi·dae

Definition of Otiorhynchidae

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of otiorhynchidae

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


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