plural noun
Psoci·​dae | \ -ōsəˌdē, -äs- \

Definition of Psocidae

: a family of small soft-bodied winged insects (order Corrodentia) related to the book lice, widely distributed, and feeding upon lichens, fungi, and decaying vegetation

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Other Words from Psocidae

psocine \ -​ōˌsīn , äˌs-​ \ adjective

History and Etymology for Psocidae

New Latin, from Psocus, type genus + -idae

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“Psocidae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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