plural noun
Phas·​mat·​i·​dae | \ fazˈmatəˌdē \

Definition of Phasmatidae

: a family of cursorial insects (suborder Phasmatodea) with long antennae and the abdomen simple and cylindrical or expanded laterally through part of its length

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History and Etymology for Phasmatidae

New Latin, from Phasmat-, Phasma, type genus + -idae

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“Phasmatidae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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