plural noun

: a suborder or other major division of Diptera that comprises flies lacking mandibles and first maxillae and having acephalous larvae and coarctate pupae and that includes the botflies and the common houseflies

Word History


New Latin, from cycl- + Greek rhaphē seam (akin to rhaptein to sew)

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“Cyclorrhapha.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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