Word Origin for chironomid
Examples from the Web for chironomid
They are Chironomid in which the thorax is not prolonged over the head.
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
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
Of the many species of Chironomid, (over eight hundred known), the vast majority are inoffensive.