Rhyacophilidae

plural noun
Rhy·​aco·​phil·​i·​dae | \ (ˌ)rīˌakəˈfiləˌdē, ˌrīəkōˈf-\

Definition of Rhyacophilidae 

: a large and widely distributed family of caddis flies

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Rhyacophilidae

New Latin, from Rhyacophila, type genus (from Greek rhyak-, rhyax stream + New Latin -phila) + -idae

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Rhyacophilidae

Share Rhyacophilidae

Statistics for Rhyacophilidae

Look-up Popularity

Comments on Rhyacophilidae

What made you want to look up Rhyacophilidae? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

marked by shyness and lack of polish

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Liar, Liar Quiz

  • alt-5761dbe2ba986
  • Someone who pretends to be sick in order to avoid work is a:
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!