Nycteribiidae

plural noun Nyc·te·ri·bi·idae \ˌniktərəˈbīəˌdē\

Definition of Nycteribiidae

  1. :  a family consisting of the bat flies

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Origin and Etymology of nycteribiidae

New Latin, from Nycteribia, type genus (from Greek nykteris bat + New Latin -bia) + -idae


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