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

Definition of Brachycera

: 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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History and Etymology for Brachycera

New Latin, from brachy- + -cera

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“Brachycera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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