/ (dɪˈtɪsɪd, daɪ-) /
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any carnivorous aquatic beetle of the family Dytiscidae, having large flattened back legs used for swimming
of, relating to, or belonging to the Dytiscidae
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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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Example sentences 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