plural noun

: a division of beetles including the Elateridae, Buprestidae, Lampyridae, and related forms in which the antennae are usually serrate along their inner margin, all the tarsi are usually pentamerous, and the first ventral abdominal segment is exposed for its entire breadth

Word History


New Latin, from serri- + Latin cornu horn + New Latin -ia

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“Serricornia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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