cecidomyia

noun cec·i·do·my·ia \ˌsesədōˈmī(y)ə\

Definition of cecidomyia

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of cecidomyia

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


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