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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History and Etymology for Ceratopogonidae

New Latin, from Ceratopogon + -idae

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“Ceratopogonidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ceratopogonidae. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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