plural noun
Pol·​yc·​ten·​i·​dae | \ˌpälə̇kˈtenəˌdē\

Definition of Polyctenidae 

: a family of viviparous bugs of the order Hemiptera comprising the bat bugs

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History and Etymology for Polyctenidae

New Latin, from Polyctenes, type genus (from poly- + Greek -ktenēs —from kten-, kteis comb) + -idae

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