Veliidae

plural noun
Ve·​li·​idae | \ və̇ˈlīəˌdē \

Definition of Veliidae

: a family of aquatic bugs that is closely related to Gerridae and is distinguished chiefly by details of the form and placement of the legs and by a 3-jointed proboscis — see water strider

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History and Etymology for Veliidae

New Latin, from Velia, type genus + -idae

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“Veliidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Veliidae. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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