Phymatidae

plural noun
Phy·​mat·​i·​dae | \ fīˈmatəˌdē \

Definition of Phymatidae

: a family of short stocky carnivorous bugs that have strong thick forelegs, live chiefly in or about flowers, and feed on other insects — see ambush bug

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History and Etymology for Phymatidae

New Latin, from Phymata, type genus + -idae

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“Phymatidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Phymatidae. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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