staph|y|lin|id «STAF uh LIHN ihd», adjective, noun.
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).

a staphylinid beetle; rove beetle.
[< New Latin Staphylinidae the family name < Greek staphyl bunch of grapes]

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