Dexiidae

plural noun Dex·i·idae \dekˈsīəˌdē\

Definition of Dexiidae

  1. :  a family of muscoid flies that are closely related to the tachina fly and have larvae which are parasitic in insects and other small arthropods

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Origin and Etymology of dexiidae

New Latin, from Dexia, type genus (perhaps from Greek dexia right hand, from feminine of dexios) + -idae


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