plural noun
Ra·​phid·​i·​o·​dea | \ rəˌfidēˈōdēə \

Definition of Raphidiodea

: a small suborder of Neuroptera that comprises the snake flies, includes the family Raphidiidae and a few related insects, and is often considered an independent order or replaced by Megaloptera

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History and Etymology for Raphidiodea

New Latin, from Raphidium + -odea

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“Raphidiodea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Raphidiodea. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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