plural noun

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

Word History


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

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“Mymaridae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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