biting midge

noun

Definition of biting midge

: any of a family (Ceratopogonidae) of tiny biting dipteran flies of which some are vectors of filarial worms

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First Known Use of biting midge

1945


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biting midge

noun

medical Definition of biting midge

: any of a large family (Ceratopogonidae) of tiny long-legged dipteran flies that have piercing mouthparts, attack birds and various mammals including humans, and include various vectors of filarial worms

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