Scarabaeid meaning

skărə-bēĭd
Any of numerous stout-bodied often colorful scarabaeoid beetles of the family Scarabaeidae, which includes the dung beetles and the June beetles.
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Of the scarab beetles.
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(zoology, entomology) Any lamellicorn beetle of the family Scarabaeidae (which includes stag- and dung-beetles).
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Origin of scarabaeid

  • From New Latin Scarabaeidae family name from Scarabaeus type genus from Latin scarabaeus beetle scarab

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

  • From Ancient Greek κάραβος (karabos, “horned beetle"), via Latin scarabaeus.

    From Wiktionary