plural noun

: a family of dipterous insects occurring mostly in hot and arid regions and having larvae that are parasitic on other insects

Word History


New Latin, from Nemestrinus, type genus (perhaps from Late Latin Nemestrinus, god of groves) + -idae

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“Nemestrinidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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