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elaterid

[ih-lat-er-id] /ɪˈlæt ər ɪd/
noun
1.
any beetle of the family Elateridae, comprising the click beetles.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the family Elateridae.
Origin
< Neo-Latin Elateridae, equivalent to Elater the type genus (< Greek; see elater) + -idae -id2
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elaterid

/ɪˈlætərɪd/
noun
1.
any of the beetles constituting the widely distributed family Elateridae (click beetles). The group includes the wireworms and certain fireflies
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the family Elateridae
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Elateridae, from elater
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