Definition of meloid in English:

meloid

(also meloïd)

noun

Entomology
  • A beetle of the family Meloidae, which includes oil beetles and blister beetles.

adjective

Entomology
  • Of or relating to the family Meloidae.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in American Naturalist. From scientific Latin Meloidae, family name from Meloe + -idae.

Pronunciation

meloid

/ˈmɛlɔɪd/