plural noun
Ag·​ro·​my·​zi·​dae | \ ˌa-grō-ˈmī-zə-ˌdē, -ˈmi- \

Definition of Agromyzidae

: a family of small or minute acalyptrate two-winged flies having phytophagous larvae many of which are leaf miners on cultivated plants

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First Known Use of Agromyzidae

1864, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Agromyzidae

New Latin, from Agromyza, type genus + -idae

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“Agromyzidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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