plural noun Gas·ter·o·phil·i·dae \ˌgastə(ˌ)rōˈfiləˌdē\

Definition of Gasterophilidae

  1. :  a family of two-winged flies comprising the horse botflies, resembling honeybees in size and proportions, and having the adult mouthparts vestigial and the antennae sunken in facial grooves

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Origin and Etymology of gasterophilidae

New Latin, from Gasterophilus, type genus + -idae

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