plural noun
Rhip·​i·​phor·​i·​dae | \ ˌripəˈfȯrəˌdē \

Definition of Rhipiphoridae

: a family of small beetles that are parasitic on wasps and other insects, have a pointed abdomen, and undergo hypermetamorphosis

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History and Etymology for Rhipiphoridae

New Latin, from Rhipiphorus, type genus (from rhipi- + -phorus) + -idae

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“Rhipiphoridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rhipiphoridae. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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