[ sahy-uh-lid ]
/ ˈsaɪ ə lɪd /


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


belonging or pertaining to the family Sialidae.

Nearby words

  1. sialagogue,
  2. sialectasis,
  3. sialemesis,
  4. sialic,
  5. sialic acid,
  6. sialidase,
  7. sialidosis,
  8. sialine,
  9. sialism,
  10. sialismus

Origin of sialid

< New Latin Sialidae name of the family, equivalent to Sialid-, stem of Sialis a genus (Greek sialís a kind of bird) + -idae -id2 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019