cecidomyia

noun
cec·i·do·my·ia | \ˌsesədōˈmī(y)ə\

Definition of cecidomyia 

1 capitalized : a very large genus (the type of the family Cecidomyiidae) of gall-forming midges

2 plural -s : a midge of the genus Cecidomyia broadly : gall midge

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History and Etymology for cecidomyia

New Latin, from Greek kēkid-, kēkis oak gall + New Latin -o- + -myia

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