Xiphydriidae

plural noun Xiph·y·dri·idae \ ˌzifəˌdrīəˌdē \

Definition of Xiphydriidae

: a small family of horntails comprising the wood wasps and characterized by a thorax humped in front resembling a neck

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Origin and Etymology of xiphydriidae

New Latin, from Xiphydria, type genus (from Greek xiphydrion, a shell fish, from xiphos sword) + -idae


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