Staphylinidae

plural noun
Staph·​y·​lin·​i·​dae

Definition of Staphylinidae

: a family of beetles consisting of the rove beetles

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History and Etymology for Staphylinidae

New Latin, from Staphylinus, type genus + -idae

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“Staphylinidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Staphylinidae. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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