Ricinidae

plural noun Ri·cin·i·dae \ rə̇ˈsinəˌdē , rīˈs- \

Definition of Ricinidae

:a large family of biting lice that includes numerous parasites of land and water birds

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Origin and Etymology of ricinidae

New Latin, from Ricinus, type genus (from Latin ricinus tick, louse) + -idae


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