dytiscid

/ (dɪˈtɪsɪd, daɪ-) /

noun

any carnivorous aquatic beetle of the family Dytiscidae, having large flattened back legs used for swimming

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the Dytiscidae

Word Origin for dytiscid

C19: from New Latin Dytiscus genus name, changed from Greek dutikos able to dive, from duein to dive
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Examples from the Web for dytiscid

  • The Gyrinid, which come very near to the Dytiscid, like water which is clear and a little agitated.

    The Insect World|Louis Figuier