plural noun Gor·di·idae \gȯ(r)ˈdīəˌdē\

Definition of Gordiidae

  1. :  the chief family of Gordioidea coextensive with its type genus (Gordius) and including a number of long slender smooth-bodied worms (as hairworms or horsehair snakes)

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Origin and Etymology of gordiidae

New Latin, from Gordius, type genus (after Gordius of Phrygia) + -idae; from the knots into which such worms twist

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