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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History and Etymology for Ricinidae

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

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