Brachycera

plural noun Bra·chyc·era \braˈkisərə, brəˈ-\

Definition of Brachycera

  1. :  a suborder of Diptera including the more highly specialized flies which have palpi with one or two joints and usually short antennae with one or never more than six joints (such as the horsefly, robber fly, and housefly) — compare nematocera

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Origin and Etymology of brachycera

New Latin, from brachy- + -cera


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