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tenebrionid

[ tuh-neb-ree-uh-nid ]

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Word History and Origins

Origin of tenebrionid1

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 -id 2

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Example Sentences

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

Most of the other cases on record relate to the larv of Dermestid (larder beetles et al.) or Tenebrionid (meal infesting species).

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.

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