Definition of dytiscid in English:

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Pronunciation: /dɪˈtɪskɪd/
Pronunciation: /dɪˈtɪsɪd/

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


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

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