tenebrionid

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noun te·ne·bri·o·nid \tə-ˈne-brē-ə-nəd, ˌte-nə-ˈbrī-ə-nəd\

Definition of tenebrionid

tenebrionid

adjective

Origin and Etymology of tenebrionid

New Latin Tenebrionidae, from Tenebrion-, Tenebrio, type genus, from Latin, one that shuns the light, from tenebrae darkness — more at temerity


First Known Use: 1902


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