chrysomelid

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noun chrys·o·me·lid \ˌkri-sə-ˈme-ləd, -ˈmē-\

Definition of chrysomelid

  1. :  any of a large family (Chrysomelidae) of small, usually oval and smooth, shining, and brightly colored beetles (such as the Colorado potato beetle)

chrysomelid

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Origin and Etymology of chrysomelid

ultimately from Greek chrysomēlolonthē golden cockchafer


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