plural noun
Tin·​e·​oi·​dea | \ ˌtinēˈȯidēə \

Definition of Tineoidea

: a superfamily of small moths comprising the majority of the Microlepidoptera (as the clothes moths, carpet moths, leaf miners) and having narrow simply veined wings broadly fringed with hairs

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New Latin, from Tinea + -oidea

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“Tineoidea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tineoidea. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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