plural noun
Ath·​e·​ric·​era | \ ˌathəˈrisərə \

Definition of Athericera

in some classifications
: a group of two-winged flies part of the suborder Cyclorrhapha and having three basal joints to the antennae and a bristle arising from the base of the third

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Other Words from Athericera

athericeran \ ¦⸗⸗¦⸗⸗rən \ adjective or noun
athericerous \ -​rəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Athericera

New Latin, from Greek athēr barb, awn + New Latin -cera

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