plural noun
Ptin·​i·​dae | \ ˈtinəˌdē \

Definition of Ptinidae

: an extensive family of serricorn beetles of small size and usually brown color that live mostly on dead animal and vegetable matter

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History and Etymology for Ptinidae

New Latin, from Ptinus, type genus + -idae

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“Ptinidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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