Veliidae

plural noun Ve·li·idae \və̇ˈlīəˌdē\

Definition of Veliidae

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of veliidae

New Latin, from Velia, type genus + -idae


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