plural noun Peri·lampidae \ˌperəˈlampəˌdē\

Definition of Perilampidae

  1. :  a small family of Hymenoptera comprising insects that are mostly secondary parasites on other insects (as of the orders Diptera and Hymenoptera)

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Origin and Etymology of perilampidae

New Latin, from Perilampus, type genus (from Greek perilampein to shine around, from peri- + lampein to give light, shine) + -idae — more at lamp

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