plural noun
Phil·o·po·tam·i·dae | \ˌfiləpəˈtaməˌdē\

Definition of Philopotamidae 

: a small but widely distributed family of caddis flies

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History and Etymology for Philopotamidae

New Latin, from Philopotamus, type genus (from phil- + Greek potamos river, stream) + -idae

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