[ 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
Words nearby tenebrionid
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Example sentences from the Web for tenebrionid
Can he owe his long period of inertia to the fact that he is one of the Tenebrionid, or Darkling Beetles?The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles|Jean Henri Fabre
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