plural noun

: a family of dull-colored usually wingless Orthoptera having compressed 3-jointed tarsi and a needle-shaped ovipositor and including the sand crickets and the cave crickets

Word History


New Latin, from Stenopelmatus, type genus + -idae

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“Stenopelmatidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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