Mymaridae

plural noun

My·​mar·​i·​dae
mīˈmarəˌdē
: a family of minute chalcid flies that are parasitic in the larval state living principally in the eggs of other insects

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Mymar, type genus (from Greek mymar, mōmar, mōmos blame, blemish) + -idae

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Dictionary Entries Near Mymaridae

Cite this Entry

“Mymaridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mymaridae. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!