plural noun

: a widely distributed family of predaceous two-winged flies having usually a tapering body, long slender legs, and sometimes a conspicuous downward-projecting proboscis

Word History


New Latin, from Rhagion-, Rhagio, type genus (from Greek rhagion, a spider, diminutive of rhag-, rhax malmignatte, grape, berry) + -idae

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“Rhagionidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rhagionidae. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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