Medical Dictionary

Psychodidae

noun plural Psy·chodi·dae \ sī-ˈkäd-ə-ˌdē , -ˈkōd- \

medical Definition of Psychodidae

:a family of very small dipteran flies (suborder Nematocera) that have hairy wings resembling those of moths and larvae developing in moss and damp plant matter and that include some of medical importance belonging to the genus Phlebotomus

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