Panorpidae

plural noun

Pa·​nor·​pi·​dae
pəˈnȯ(r)pəˌdē
: 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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Panorpa, type genus + -idae

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“Panorpidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Panorpidae. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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