plural noun

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
adjective or noun

Word History


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

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“Athericera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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