plural noun
Pan·​toph·​thal·​mi·​dae | \ ˌpan‧ˌtäfˈthalməˌdē \

Definition of Pantophthalmidae

: a family of two-winged flies including large flies that are restricted to the American tropics and have larvae which bore in solid wood

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History and Etymology for Pantophthalmidae

New Latin, from Pantophthalmus, type genus (from pant- + -ophthalmus) + -idae

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“Pantophthalmidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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