plural noun
Smin·​thu·​ri·​dae | \ -rəˌdē \

Definition of Sminthuridae

: a family of springtails having a short rounded body — compare lucerne flea

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History and Etymology for Sminthuridae

New Latin, from Sminthurus, type genus (from Greek sminthos mouse, of non-Indo-European origin; akin to Etruscan isminthians mouse— + -urus) + -idae

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“Sminthuridae.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 26 January 2020.

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