plural noun
My·​da·​i·​dae | \ mīˈdāəˌdē \

Definition of Mydaidae

: a small family of American and Australian dipterous insects containing the largest known two-winged flies

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History and Etymology for Mydaidae

New Latin, from Mydas, type genus (irregular from Greek midax, an insect destructive to beans) + -idae

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“Mydaidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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