plural noun

: 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

Word History


New Latin, from Gasterophilus, type genus + -idae

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“Gasterophilidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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