Scatophagidae

noun
Scat·​o·​phag·​i·​dae | \ ˌskatəˈfajəˌdē \

Definition of Scatophagidae

: a family of round-headed pollinose muscoid flies that comprise the typical dung flies

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History and Etymology for Scatophagidae

New Latin, from Scatophaga, type genus, (from Greek skatophagos scatophagous) + -idae

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“Scatophagidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Scatophagidae. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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