noun plural

: a family of small nearly hairless flies with broad heads and short antennae including some which are irritating though nonbiting pests about the eyes of humans and various animals and are sometimes implicated in the transmission of diseases (as yaws) see hippelates, siphunculina

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“Chloropidae.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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