plural noun Cyr·ti·dae \ˈsərtəˌdē\

Definition of Cyrtidae

  1. :  a family of two-winged flies with small head and greatly enlarged convex thorax whose larvae are parasitic on spiders

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Origin and Etymology of cyrtidae

New Latin, from Cyrtus, type genus (from Greek kyrtos bulging, convex) + -idae

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