plural noun Sci·ar·i·dae \sīˈarəˌdē\

Definition of Sciaridae

  1. :  a family of minute usually dark or blackish two-winged flies some of which are destructive to mushrooms and to seedlings of higher plants — see fungus gnat, sciara — compare mycetophilidae

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Origin and Etymology of sciaridae

New Latin, from Sciara, type genus + -idae

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