plural noun
Peri·​lampidae | \ ˌperəˈlampəˌdē \

Definition of Perilampidae

: 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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History and Etymology for Perilampidae

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

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“Perilampidae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 5 December 2019.

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