plural noun Aph·e·lin·i·dae \ˌafəˈlinəˌdē\

Definition of Aphelinidae

  1. :  a family of small narrow-winged hymenopterous flies closely related to the chalcid flies and parasitic as larvae on plant lice and scales

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Origin and Etymology of aphelinidae

New Latin, from Aphelinus, type genus + -idae

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