1. belonging or pertaining to the family Tineidae.

Origin of tineid

< New Latin Tineidae. See tinea, -id2
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  1. any moth of the family Tineidae, which includes the clothes moths
  1. of, relating to, or belonging to the family Tineidae

Word Origin for tineid

C19: from New Latin Tineidae, from Latin: tinea
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