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/ ɪˈlæt ər ɪd /
any beetle of the family Elateridae, comprising the click beetles.
belonging or pertaining to the family Elateridae.
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Example sentences from the Web for elaterid
The tribe of weevils is even much more numerous than that of the Elaterid and the Buprestid.The Insect World|Louis Figuier
Several of the elaterid larvae, however, gnaw roots and are highly destructive to farm crops.
British Dictionary definitions for elaterid
/ (ɪˈlætərɪd) /
any of the beetles constituting the widely distributed family Elateridae (click beetles). The group includes the wireworms and certain fireflies
of, relating to, or belonging to the family Elateridae
Word Origin for elaterid
C19: from New Latin Elateridae, from elater
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