/mel"oyd/, n.
1. a beetle of the family Meloidae, comprising the blister beetles.
2. belonging or pertaining to the family Meloidae.
[1875-80; < NL Meloidae name of the family, equiv. to Melo(e) type genus + -idae -ID2]

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