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tenebrionid

[ tuh-neb-ree-uh-nid ]
/ təˈnɛb ri ə nɪd /
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Origin of tenebrionid

1900–05; <New Latin Tenebrionidae family name, equivalent to Tenebrion-, stem of Tenebrio type genus (<Latin tenebriō, stem tenebriōn- one who operates in the dark) + -idae-id2

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How to use tenebrionid in a sentence

  • The tribe of Tenebrionid, called formerly Melasomas, because they are nearly all black, resembles in some points the Carabici.

    The Insect World|Louis Figuier
  • Most of the other cases on record relate to the larv of Dermestid (larder beetles et al.) or Tenebrionid (meal infesting species).

    Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
  • Can he owe his long period of inertia to the fact that he is one of the Tenebrionid, or Darkling Beetles?

  • The closely allied Tenebrionid and other coleopterous families also supply various maggots possessed of parasitic habits.

    Parasites|T. Spencer Cobbold
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