Serricornia

plural noun Ser·ri·cor·nia

Definition of Serricornia

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of serricornia

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


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