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staphylinid

[ staf-uh-lin-id, -lahy-nid ]
/ ˌstæf əˈlɪn ɪd, -ˈlaɪ nɪd /
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Origin of staphylinid

1840–50; <New Latin Staphylinidae family name, equivalent to Staphylin(us) genus name (<Greek staphylînos kind of insect) + -idae-id2
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Example sentences from the Web for staphylinid

  • A subcartilaginous process attached to the inner side, near the base, of the Mandibul of some Staphylinid.

  • The Staphylinid live in the carcases of animals, on manure, in detritus, and attack living insects.

    The Insect World|Louis Figuier
  • The Staphylinid present many peculiar species of known genera.

    Island Life|Alfred Russel Wallace
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