Piophilidae

plural noun

Pi·​o·​phil·​i·​dae
ˌpīəˈfiləˌdē
: a family of two-winged flies including the cheese fly

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Piophila, type genus (from pio- fat—from Greek piōn- —+ -phila) + -idae; akin to Greek pimelē lard

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“Piophilidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Piophilidae. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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