Prionidae

plural noun Pri·on·i·dae \prīˈänəˌdē\

Definition of Prionidae

  1. :  a family of large brown or black beetles having the prothorax prolonged outward into a thin more or less toothed margin and developing from larvae that burrow into the roots or wood of plants

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Origin and Etymology of prionidae

New Latin, from Prionus, type genus + -idae


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