plural noun Pty·chop·ter·i·dae \ˌtīˌkäpˈterəˌdē\

Definition of Ptychopteridae

  1. :  a family of very delicate two-winged flies (suborder Nematocera) with long black white-barred legs and larvae with a prolonged caudal respiratory tube comprising the phantom crane flies

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Origin and Etymology of ptychopteridae

New Latin, from Ptychoptera, type genus (from ptych- + -ptera) + -idae

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to cast off or become cast off

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