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

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History and Etymology for Panorpidae

New Latin, from Panorpa, type genus + -idae

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“Panorpidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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