Polyctenidae

plural noun

Pol·​yc·​ten·​i·​dae
ˌpälə̇kˈtenəˌdē
: a family of viviparous bugs of the order Hemiptera comprising the bat bugs

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Polyctenidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Polyctenidae. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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