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tachinid

noun tach·i·nid \ˈta-kə-nəd, -ˌnid\

Definition of TACHINID

:  any of a family (Tachinidae) of bristly usually grayish or black dipteran flies whose parasitic larvae are often used in the biological control of insect pests
tachinid adjective
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Origin of TACHINID

New Latin Tachinidae, from Tachina, genus of flies, from Greek tachinos fleet, from tachys swift
First Known Use: 1888

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