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  1. a moth of the family Tineidae, comprising the clothes moths.
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  1. belonging or pertaining to the family Tineidae.
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Origin of tineid

< New Latin Tineidae. See tinea, -id2
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Historical Examples

  • The smaller specimens, such as the Tortricid and Phycitid and Tineid should be "boxed" in the pillboxes provided for this purpose.

    Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting

    William T. Hornaday

  • Tineid larv are rarely found in collections, and only affect the larger moths.

  • Capillii: hairs of the head that form a cap as in certain Trichoptera and Tineid Lepidoptera.

  • This is one of the largest of the Tineid found in New Zealand, measuring fully fifteen lines across the expanded wings.

British Dictionary definitions for tineid


  1. any moth of the family Tineidae, which includes the clothes moths
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  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the family Tineidae
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Word Origin

C19: from New Latin Tineidae, from Latin: tinea
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