[ 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

Words Nearby staphylinid Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use staphylinid in a sentence

  • 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