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

Definition of Ceratopogonidae

  1. :  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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to cast off or become cast off

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