plural noun
Paus·​si·​dae | \ -səˌdē \

Definition of Paussidae

: 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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History and Etymology for Paussidae

New Latin, from Paussus, type genus + -idae

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“Paussidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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