plural noun
Dex·​i·​idae | \dekˈsīəˌdē\

Definition of Dexiidae 

: 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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History and Etymology for Dexiidae

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

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