meloid

meloid

[mel-oid]
noun
1.
a beetle of the family Meloidae, comprising the blister beetles.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the family Meloidae.

Origin:
1875–80; < Neo-Latin Meloidae name of the family, equivalent to Melo(ē) type genus + -idae -id2

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meloid (ˈmɛlɔɪd)
 
n
1.  any long-legged beetle of the family Meloidae, which includes the blister beetles and oil beetles
 
adj
2.  of, relating to, or belonging to the Meloidae
 
[C19: from New Latin Meloē name of genus]

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