Panorpidae

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

Definition of Panorpidae

: 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

History and Etymology for Panorpidae

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 29 Sep. 2022.

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