Acrocera

noun Acroc·e·ra \ə-ˈkrä-sə-rə\

Definition of Acrocera

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

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Origin and Etymology of acrocera

New Latin, from acr- + -cera


First Known Use: 1854


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