plural noun Chal·cid·i·dae \-əˌdē\

Definition of Chalcididae

  1. :  a family of chalcid flies now restricted to certain typical forms but formerly somewhat coextensive with the superfamily Chalcidoidea

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Origin and Etymology of chalcididae

New Latin, from Chalcid-, Chalcis, type genus + -idae

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