plural noun
Si·​syr·​i·​dae | \ sə̇ˈsirəˌdē \

Definition of Sisyridae

: a family of neuropterous insects having larvae that feed on freshwater sponges

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History and Etymology for Sisyridae

New Latin, from Greek sisyra fur, goat's hair + New Latin -idae; from the hairy covering of the body and wings

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“Sisyridae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2020.

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