noun plural

Cal·​li·​phor·​i·​dae ˌkal-ə-ˈfȯr-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Calliphoridae (audio)
: a family of large usually hairy metallic blue or green flies comprising the blowflies (as a bluebottle) and a few related forms with parasitic larvae
calliphorid adjective or noun

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“Calliphoridae.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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