Nemestrinidae

plural noun
Nem·​e·​strin·​i·​dae | \ -rinəˌdē \

Definition of Nemestrinidae

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

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History and Etymology for Nemestrinidae

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

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“Nemestrinidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nemestrinidae. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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