noun Chi·ron·o·mus \kīˈränəməs\

Definition of Chironomus

  1. :  the type genus of Chironomidae

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Origin and Etymology of chironomus

New Latin, from Late Greek cheironomos one who gestures with the hands, from Greek cheir- chir- + -nomos manager (from nemein to manage)

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capable of being understood in two ways

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