[staf-uh-lin-id, -lahy-nid]

Origin of staphylinid

1840–50; < New Latin Staphylinidae family name, equivalent to Staphylin(us) genus name (< Greek staphylînos kind of insect) + -idae -id2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for staphylinid

Historical Examples of staphylinid

  • The Staphylinid present many peculiar species of known genera.

    Island Life

    Alfred Russel Wallace

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

    The Insect World

    Louis Figuier

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