plural noun
Si·​ric·​i·​dae | \ sə̇ˈrisəˌdē \

Definition of Siricidae

: a family of hymenopterous insects comprising the horntails and having larvae that are wood borers and female adults with a stout hornlike ovipositor for inserting the eggs in wood

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History and Etymology for Siricidae

New Latin, from Siric-, Sirex, type genus + -idae

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“Siricidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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