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Related to elaterid: elaterid beetle
Any of numerous beetles of the family Elateridae; a click beetle.
[From New Latin Elatēridae, family name, from Greek elatēr, driver; see elater.]
(Animals) any of the beetles constituting the widely distributed family Elateridae (click beetles). The group includes the wireworms and certain fireflies
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the family Elateridae
[C19: from New Latin Elateridae, from elater]
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|Noun||1.||elaterid - any of various widely distributed beetles|
beetle - insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
click beetle, snapping beetle, skipjack - able to right itself when on its back by flipping into the air with a clicking sound