ephemerid

ephemerid

[ih-fem-er-id]
noun
an insect of the order Ephemeroptera, comprising the mayflies.
Also called ephemeropteran.


Origin:
1870–75; < Neo-Latin Ephemeridae. See ephemeral, -id2

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ephemerid (ɪˈfɛmərɪd)
 
n
Also called: ephemeropteran any insect of the order Ephemeroptera (or Ephemerida), which comprises the mayflies
 
[C19: from New Latin Ephēmerida, from Greek ephēmeros short-lived + -id²]

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