plural noun

: a large widely distributed family of small nematocerous two-winged flies that includes the majority of the fungus gnats compare sciaridae

Word History


New Latin, from Mycetophila, type genus (from mycet- + -phila) + -idae

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“Mycetophilidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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