Definition of dytiscid in English:

dytiscid

Line breaks: dy|tis¦cid
Pronunciation: /dɪˈtɪskɪd
 
, -sɪd/

noun

Entomology
A beetle of a family (Dytiscidae) that comprises most water beetles.

Origin

mid 19th century: from modern Latin Dytiscidae, from Dytiscus (genus name), from Greek dutikos 'able to dive', from duein 'dive'.

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