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[tuh-neb-ree-uh-nid] /təˈnɛb ri ə nɪd/
Origin of tenebrionid
1900-05; < New Latin Tenebrionidae family name, equivalent to Tenebrion-, stem of Tenebrio type genus (< Latin tenebriō, stem tenebriōn- one who operates in the dark) + -idae -id2 Unabridged
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  • Cysteine digestive peptidases function as post-glutamine cleaving enzymes in tenebrionid stored-product pests.
  • The tenebrionid beetle known as the darkling beetle used to be of more importance to this industry.

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