plural noun Sco·lyt·i·dae \-təˌdē\

Definition of Scolytidae

  1. :  a large family of bark-boring or wood-boring rhynchophorous beetles having a very short beak and clubbed antennae and being small but very destructive to forest trees and fruit trees — see bark beetle

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Origin and Etymology of scolytidae

New Latin, from Scolytus, type genus + -idae

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to cast off or become cast off

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