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British Dictionary definitions for chironomid

chironomid

noun
  1. a member of the Chironomidae, a family of nonbiting midges
adjective
  1. of or relating to this family

Word Origin

C19: from New Latin chironomus, from Greek kheironomos a gesturer, from kheir hand + nomos manager + -id ²
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Examples from the Web for chironomid

Historical Examples

  • They are Chironomid in which the thorax is not prolonged over the head.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology

    William Albert Riley

  • The legs are relatively stouter than in the other Chironomid.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology

    William Albert Riley

  • Bloodworms (Chironomid larvae) were the largest food item, forming 72.8 per cent of the animal food.

  • These appear to be the work of Chironomid larv, of which there are several specimens loose in the bottle containing the sponges.

  • Of the many species of Chironomid, (over eight hundred known), the vast majority are inoffensive.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology

    William Albert Riley


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