Definition of adephagan in English:

adephagan

noun

Entomology
  • A beetle of the suborder Adephaga.

adjective

Entomology
  • Of or relating to the coleopteran suborder Adephaga.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William T. Brande (1788–1866), chemist. From Adephaga + -an.

Pronunciation

adephagan

/əˈdɛfəɡən/