tachinid
noun Etymology: New Latin Tachinidae, from Tachina, genus of flies, from Greek tachinos fleet, from tachys swift Date: 1888 any of a family (Tachinidae) of bristly usually grayish or black dipteran flies whose parasitic larvae are often used in the biological control of insect pests • tachinid adjective

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  • tachinid — tach·i·nid (tăkʹə nĭd ) n. See tachina fly. adj. Of or belonging to the family Tachinidae.   [New Latin Tachinidae, family name, from Tachina, type genus. See tachina fly.] * * * …   Universalium

  • tachinid — noun Any insect of the family Tachinidae, especially the tachina fly …   Wiktionary

  • tachinid — tach·i·nid …   English syllables

  • tachinid — I. ˈtakənə̇d adjective Etymology: New Latin Tachinidae : of or relating to the Tachinidae II. noun ( s) : a fly of the family Tachinidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • tachinid fly — ▪ insect  any member of a family of insects in the fly order, Diptera. Adult tachinids superficially resemble houseflies. Most species range in size from 2 to 18 mm (0.08 to 0.7 inch) and are hairy and dull gray or black. Some are metallic green… …   Universalium

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