Paussidae

plural noun Paus·si·dae \-səˌdē\

Definition of Paussidae

  1. :  a family of small beetles closely related to the Carabidae that live exclusively in ants' nests and have very thick antennae with the joints fused to form a large club

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Origin and Etymology of paussidae

New Latin, from Paussus, type genus + -idae


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