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

Definition of Thyreocoridae

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

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History and Etymology for Thyreocoridae

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

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“Thyreocoridae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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