biting midge


biting midge

noun

Definition of BITING MIDGE

:  any of a family (Ceratopogonidae) of tiny biting dipteran flies of which some are vectors of filarial worms

First Known Use of BITING MIDGE

1945

biting midge

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BITING MIDGE

: any of a large family (Ceratopogonidae) of tiny long-legged dipteran flies that have piercing mouthparts, attack birds and various mammals including humans, and include various vectors of filarial worms

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