plural noun Phil·op·ter·i·dae \ˌfiˌläpˈterəˌdē\

Definition of Philopteridae

  1. :  a family of bird lice (order Mallophaga) having the tarsi fitted with two claws for clinging to the feathers of their host

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Origin and Etymology of philopteridae

New Latin, from Philopterus, type genus (from phil- + -pterus) + -idae

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a trip made at another's expense

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