Definition of phorid in English:

phorid

adjective

Entomology
  • Of, relating to, or characteristic of the family Phoridae, comprising small, swift-moving, dark-eyed flies (scuttle flies) with an arched thorax, resembling fruit flies.

noun

Entomology
  • An insect of the family Phoridae; a scuttle fly.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in American Naturalist. From scientific Latin Phora, genus name + -id, after scientific Latin Phoridae, family name (J. Curtis Brit. Entomol VIII. Plate 437 (caption)).

Pronunciation

phorid

/ˈfɒrɪd//ˈfɔːrɪd/