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meloid

[ mel-oid ]
/ ˈmɛl ɔɪd /
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noun
a beetle of the family Meloidae, comprising the blister beetles.
adjective
belonging or pertaining to the family Meloidae.
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Origin of meloid

1875–80; <New Latin Meloidae name of the family, equivalent to Melo(ē) type genus + -idae-id2
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British Dictionary definitions for meloid

meloid
/ (ˈmɛlɔɪd) /

noun
any long-legged beetle of the family Meloidae, which includes the blister beetles and oil beetles
adjective
of, relating to, or belonging to the Meloidae

Word Origin for meloid

C19: from New Latin Meloē name of genus
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