Definition of Notonectidae
1. Noun. Aquatic carnivorous insects.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Hemiptera, Order Hemiptera
Member holonyms: Genus Notonecta, Notonecta
Lexicographical Neighbors of Notonectidae
Literary usage of Notonectidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1899)
"notonectidae.—Prosternum short, so that the legs are placed near the back ... Prosternum short, as in notonectidae; summit of the head free from the thorax. ..."
2. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"... and only the Corixidae and notonectidae have acquired very highly specialized apparatus for swimming and for carrying down a copious air supply. ..."