plural noun

: a family of clavicorn beetles having 3-jointed tarsi and the wings fringed with long hairs and including the smallest beetles known

Word History


New Latin, from Trichopteryg-, Trichopteryx, type genus (from trich- + -pteryx) + -idae

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“Trichopterygidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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