Definition of Adephaga
: a suborder of Coleoptera containing certain predaceous beetles (as the tiger beetles, ground beetles, and water beetles) usually with filiform antennae and the first ventral abdominal segment divided by the hind coxal cavities
adephagan\ə-ˈde-fə-gən\ noun, plural
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Origin and Etymology of adephaga
New Latin, from Greek adēphaga, neuter plural of adēphagos gluttonous, from hadēn enough + -phagos -phagous — more at sad
First Known Use: 1825
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