Definition of nematoceran in English:

nematoceran

adjective

Entomology
  • Of, relating to, or designating the suborder Nematocera of dipteran flies, comprising those with long, straight, antennae with six or more segments (including mosquitoes, crane flies, midges, gnats, etc.).

noun

Entomology
  • A member of this suborder.

Origin

Early 20th century. From scientific Latin Nematocera + -an.

Pronunciation

nematoceran

/ˌnɛməˈtəʊs(ə)rən//ˌniːməˈtɒs(ə)rən//nɛməˈtɒs(ə)rən/