Definition of mycetophilid in English:

mycetophilid

noun

Entomology
  • A fly of the dipteran family Mycetophilidae comprising the fungus gnats, whose larvae feed chiefly on fungi.

adjective

Entomology
  • Of or relating to the family Mycetophilidae.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in American Naturalist. From scientific Latin Mycetophilidae, family name from Mycetophila, genus name + -idae.

Pronunciation

mycetophilid

/ˌmʌɪsɪˈtɒfɪlɪd/