Orthorrhapha

plural noun
Or·thor·rha·pha | \ȯ(r)ˈthȯrəfə\

Definition of Orthorrhapha 

: a large suborder of Diptera that usually includes the Nematocera and many of the Brachycera but is sometimes restricted to the more primitive families of Brachycera and that is distinguished by a pupal case opening by a T-shaped cleft behind the head or by a transverse slit between the seventh and eighth abdominal segments

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Other Words from Orthorrhapha

orthorrhaphous \(ˈ)⸗¦⸗⸗fəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Orthorrhapha

New Latin, from orth- + -rrhapha (from Greek rhaphē seam, from rhaptein to sew together)

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