Definition of nycteribiid in English:

nycteribiid

adjective

Entomology
  • Of, relating to, or designating the family Nycteribiidae of wingless dipteran flies which are parasites of bats and bear live young.

noun

Entomology
  • A fly of the family Nycteribiidae; a bat fly.

Origin

1930s; earliest use found in Journal of Animal Ecology. From scientific Latin Nycteribiidae, family name from Nycteribia, genus name (P. A. Latreille Précis des Caractères Génériques des Insectes 176; from Nycteris + ancient Greek βίος life: see bio-) + -idae.

Pronunciation

nycteribiid

/ˌnɪktəˈrɪbiːɪd/