Mymaridae

plural noun My·mar·i·dae \mīˈmarəˌdē\

Definition of Mymaridae

  1. :  a family of minute chalcid flies that are parasitic in the larval state living principally in the eggs of other insects

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Origin and Etymology of mymaridae

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


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