Ceratopogonidae

plural noun Cer·a·to·po·gon·i·dae \ ˌserə(ˌ)tōpəˈgänəˌdē \

Definition of Ceratopogonidae

: a large family of tiny long-legged nematocerous two-winged flies that have piercing mouthparts, that comprise the biting midges which attack humans, various other mammals, and birds, and that include various vectors of filarial worms

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Origin and Etymology of ceratopogonidae

New Latin, from Ceratopogon + -idae


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