a member of the Chironomidae, a family of nonbiting midges
of or relating to this family
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How to use chironomid in a sentence
These appear to be the work of chironomid larv, of which there are several specimens loose in the bottle containing the sponges.Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa | Nelson Annandale
Of the many species of chironomid, (over eight hundred known), the vast majority are inoffensive.
To this group belong numerous chironomid genera, none of which are known to be noxious to man.
Bloodworms (chironomid larvae) were the largest food item, forming 72.8 per cent of the animal food.Life Histories of North American Shore Birds, Part 1 (of 2) | Arthur Cleveland Bent
The legs are relatively stouter than in the other chironomid.