plural noun Thy·re·o·cor·i·dae \ˌthīrēōˈkärəˌdē\

Definition of Thyreocoridae

  1. :  a family of true bugs that resemble beetles and include the negro bugs

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Origin and Etymology of thyreocoridae

New Latin, from Thyreocoris, type genus (from Greek thyreos oblong shield + koris bug) + -idae; akin to Greek keirein to cut — more at thyroid, shear

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