Acroc·​e·​ra | \ ə-ˈkrä-sə-rə \

Definition of Acrocera

: a genus of two-winged flies with very small heads and larvae that feed on spiders or their eggs

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First Known Use of Acrocera

1854, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Acrocera

New Latin, from acr- + -cera

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“Acrocera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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