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sialid

[ sahy-uh-lid ]

noun

  1. any neuropterous insect of the family Sialidae, comprising the alderflies.


adjective

  1. belonging or pertaining to the family Sialidae.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of sialid1

< New Latin Sialidae name of the family, equivalent to Sialid-, stem of Sialis a genus ( Greek sialís a kind of bird) + -idae -id 2

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