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

Definition of Chironomidae

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of chironomidae

New Latin, from Chironomus, type genus + -idae

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to cast off or become cast off

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