noun plural

Psy·​chodi·​dae sī-ˈkäd-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Psychodidae (audio) -ˈkōd- How to pronounce Psychodidae (audio)
: 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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“Psychodidae.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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