plural noun
Aschi·​za | \ əˈskīzə \

Definition of Aschiza

: a group of cyclorrhaphous Diptera comprising two-winged flies (as syrphus flies) that lack a lunule and do not suck blood

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History and Etymology for Aschiza

New Latin, from a- entry 2 + Greek schiza splinter

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“Aschiza.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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