Cyclorrhapha

plural noun Cy·clor·rha·pha \"\

Definition of Cyclorrhapha

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of cyclorrhapha

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


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