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meloid

[mel-oid] /ˈmɛl ɔɪd/
noun
1.
a beetle of the family Meloidae, comprising the blister beetles.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the family Meloidae.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80; < Neo-Latin Meloidae name of the family, equivalent to Melo(ē) type genus + -idae -id2
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meloid

/ˈmɛlɔɪd/
noun
1.
any long-legged beetle of the family Meloidae, which includes the blister beetles and oil beetles
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Meloidae
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Meloē name of genus
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