nematocera

Nematocera

Nem`a*toc"e*ra\, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ?, ?, a thread + ke`ras horn.] (Zo["o]l.) A suborder of dipterous insects, having long antenn[ae], as the mosquito, gnat, and crane fly; -- called also Nemocera.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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