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chironomid

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noun chi·ron·o·mid \kī-ˈrä-nə-məd\

Definition of chironomid

  1. :  any of a family (Chironomidae) of midges that lack piercing mouthparts

chironomid

adjective


Origin and Etymology of chironomid

ultimately from Greek cheironomos one who gestures with his hands


First Known Use: 1915


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