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staphylinid

[staf-uh-lin-id, -lahy-nid] /ˌstæf əˈlɪn ɪd, -ˈlaɪ nɪd/
noun
Origin of staphylinid
1840-1850
1840-50; < New Latin Staphylinidae family name, equivalent to Staphylin(us) genus name (< Greek staphylînos kind of insect) + -idae -id2
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  • The staphylinid live in the carcases of animals, on manure, in detritus, and attack living insects.

    The Insect World Louis Figuier
  • A subcartilaginous process attached to the inner side, near the base, of the Mandibul of some staphylinid.

  • The staphylinid present many peculiar species of known genera.

    Island Life Alfred Russel Wallace

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