sialid

[ sahy-uh-lid ]
/ ˈsaɪ ə lɪd /

noun

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

adjective

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

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