Cyclorrhapha

plural noun

Cy·​clor·​rha·​pha
"
: 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
cyclorrhaphous
(ˈ)sī¦klȯrəfəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Cyclorrhapha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cyclorrhapha. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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