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

Definition of Philopotamidae

  1. :  a small but widely distributed family of caddis flies

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Origin and Etymology of philopotamidae

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

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