plural noun
Phor·​i·​dae | \ ˈfȯrəˌdē \

Definition of Phoridae

: a family of small two-winged flies of hunchbacked appearance with short apparently one-jointed antennae and without crossveins in the wing

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History and Etymology for Phoridae

New Latin, from Phora, type genus + -idae

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

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