Definition of tachinid
: any of a family (Tachinidae) of bristly usually grayish or black dipteran flies whose parasitic larvae are often used in the biological control of insect pests
Origin and Etymology of tachinid
New Latin Tachinidae, from Tachina, genus of flies, from Greek tachinos fleet, from tachys swift
First Known Use: 1888See Words from the same year
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