Prionidae

plural noun
Pri·​on·​i·​dae | \ prīˈänəˌdē \

Definition of Prionidae

: 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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History and Etymology for Prionidae

New Latin, from Prionus, type genus + -idae

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“Prionidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Prionidae. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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