Scenopinidae

plural noun
Sce·​no·​pin·​i·​dae | \ ˌsēnəˈpinəˌdē \

Definition of Scenopinidae

: a family of small elongated two-winged flies that sometimes congregate about windows — see window fly

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History and Etymology for Scenopinidae

New Latin, from Scenopinus, type genus (perhaps modification of Greek skēnopoios one that makes tents, from skēno- —from skēnē tent—+ poiein to make) + -idae

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“Scenopinidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Scenopinidae. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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