noun Tri·bo·li·um \trīˈbōlēəm\

Definition of Tribolium

  1. :  a genus of small brown beetles (family Tenebrionidae) whose larvae feed on dry cereal products — see flour beetle

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Origin and Etymology of tribolium

New Latin, from Greek tribolos, any of various prickly plants + New Latin -ium — more at tribulus

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