Staphylinid
Staphylinid Staph`y*li"nid (st[a^]f`[i^]*l[imac]"n[i^]d), n. [Gr. stafyli^nos a kind of insect.] (Zo["o]l.) Any rove beetle. [1913 Webster]

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  • staphylinid — noun Etymology: New Latin Staphylinidae, ultimately from Greek staphylē bunch of grapes Date: 1862 rove beetle • staphylinid adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • staphylinid — /staf euh lin id, luy nid/, n. See rove beetle. [1840 50; < NL Staphylinidae family name, equiv. to Staphylin(us) genus name ( < Gk staphylînos kind of insect) + idae ID2] * * * …   Universalium

  • staphylinid — staph·y·lin·id (staf″ə linґid) 1. pertaining to or due to beetles of the family Staphylinidae. 2. a beetle of the family Staphylinidae …   Medical dictionary

  • staphylinid — staph·y·lin·id …   English syllables

  • staphylinid — I. |stafə|linə̇d adjective Etymology: New Latin Staphylinidae : of or relating to the Staphylinidae II. noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin …   Useful english dictionary

  • Amblyopinus — ? Amblyopinus Научная классификация Царство: Животные Тип: Членистоногие Класс: Насекомые …   Википедия

  • staph|y|lin|id — «STAF uh LIHN ihd», adjective, noun. –adj. of or belonging to the family of insects comprising the rove beetles: »Certain staphylinid beetles secrete “appeasement substances” to ward off attacking worker ants (New Scientist). –n. a staphylinid… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rove — Rove, n. The act of wandering; a ramble. [1913 Webster] In thy nocturnal rove one moment halt. Young. [1913 Webster] {Rove beetle} (Zo[ o]l.), any one of numerous species of beetles of the family {Staphylinid[ae]}, having short elytra beneath… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rove beetle — Rove Rove, n. The act of wandering; a ramble. [1913 Webster] In thy nocturnal rove one moment halt. Young. [1913 Webster] {Rove beetle} (Zo[ o]l.), any one of numerous species of beetles of the family {Staphylinid[ae]}, having short elytra… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rove beetle — noun Etymology: perhaps from 1rove Date: circa 1771 any of a family (Staphylinidae) of often predatory active beetles having a long body and very short wing covers beneath which the wings are folded transversely called also staphylinid …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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