Definition of anthocorid in English:

anthocorid

noun

Entomology
  • Any member of the family Anthocoridae, comprising small, oval-shaped, flattened hemipteran insects which prey on small arthropods; also called flower bug.

adjective

Entomology
  • Of or belonging to the family Anthocoridae.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Science. From scientific Latin Anthocoridae, family name from Anthocoris, genus name + -idae.

Pronunciation

anthocorid

/ˌanθəˈkɒrɪd/