plural noun
Chi·ro·nom·i·dae | \ˌkīrəˈnäməˌdē\

Definition of Chironomidae 

: a family of minute long-legged nematocerous two-winged flies that is now usually restricted to forms without piercing mouthparts but formerly also including the biting midges and related forms

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History and Etymology for Chironomidae

New Latin, from Chironomus, type genus + -idae

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