plural noun Pa·nor·pi·dae \pəˈnȯ(r)pəˌdē\

Definition of Panorpidae

  1. :  a cosmopolitan family of slender-winged insects (order Mecoptera) that have cylindrical bodies with the male genitalia enlarged into a swollen bulb and that include the typical scorpion flies

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Origin and Etymology of panorpidae

New Latin, from Panorpa, type genus + -idae

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