Elaterid definition

ĭ-lătər-ĭd
Any of numerous beetles of the family Elateridae; a click beetle.
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Of the family of click beetles.
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(zoology) Any member of the Elateridae.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
elaterid
Plural:
elaterids

Origin of elaterid

  • From New Latin Elatēridae family name from Greek elatēr driver elater

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition