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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Origin and Etymology of prionidae
New Latin, from Prionus, type genus + -idae
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