Definition of ponerid in English:

ponerid

adjective

Zoology
  • Of, relating to, or belonging to the former family Poneridae of mainly tropical ants (now a subfamily Ponerinae of the family Formicidae); ponerine.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Isaac Funk (1839–1912), publisher and reformer. From scientific Latin Ponera, genus name + -id, after scientific Latin Poneridae, family name.

Pronunciation

ponerid

/pə(ʊ)ˈnɛrɪd//pɒˈnɛrɪd/