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chironomid

/ (kaɪˈrɒnəmɪd) /
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noun

a member of the Chironomidae, a family of nonbiting midges

adjective

of or relating to this family

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Word Origin for chironomid

C19: from New Latin chironomus, from Greek kheironomos a gesturer, from kheir hand + nomos manager + -id ²
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