plural noun Raph·i·di·idae

Definition of Raphidiidae

  1. :  a family of predatory insects (suborder Raphidiodea) remarkable for their long prothorax and elongate setiform ovipositor

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Origin and Etymology of raphidiidae

New Latin, from Raphidium, type genus (irregular from Greek rhaphid-, rhaphis needle + New Latin -ium) + -idae — more at raphide

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