chironomid

/ (kaɪˈrɒnəmɪd) /

noun

a member of the Chironomidae, a family of nonbiting midges

adjective

of or relating to this family

Nearby words

  1. chirography,
  2. chirokinesthesia,
  3. chiromancy,
  4. chiromegaly,
  5. chiron,
  6. chiroplasty,
  7. chiropodalgia,
  8. chiropodist,
  9. chiropody,
  10. chiropractic

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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