Definition of agromyzid in English:

agromyzid

adjective

Biology
  • Belonging to or characteristic of the family Agromyzidae, which comprises small dipteran flies whose larvae tunnel within the leaves of plants.

noun

Biology
  • An agromyzid fly.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales. From scientific Latin Agromyzidae, family name from Agromyza, genus name (C. F. FALLÉN Specim. Entomol. novam Diptera Disponendi Methodum Exhibens 21; from ancient Greek ἀγρο- + μύζειν to suck + scientific Latin -a) + -idae.

Pronunciation

agromyzid

/ˌaɡrə(ʊ)ˈmʌɪzɪd/