chironomid

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chironomid (kaɪˈrɒnəmɪd)
 
n
1.  a member of the Chironomidae, a family of nonbiting midges
 
adj
2.  of or relating to this family
 
[C19: from New Latin chironomus, from Greek kheironomos a gesturer, from kheir hand + nomos manager + -id²]

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