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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