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dytiscid

  

      n  
1    any carnivorous aquatic beetle of the family Dytiscidae, having large flattened back legs used for swimming  
      adj  
2    of, relating to, or belonging to the Dytiscidae  
     (C19: from New Latin Dytiscus genus name, changed from Greek dutikos able to dive, from duein to dive)  
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discoid, disc, diacid, discoidal

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