Definition of panorpid in US English:

panorpid

adjective

Entomology
  • Of or relating to the family Panorpidae, to which most scorpion flies belong.

noun

Entomology
  • A scorpion fly of the family Panorpidae.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Alpheus Packard (1839–1905). From scientific Latin Panorpa Panorpa + -id, after scientific Latin Panorpidae, family name.

Pronunciation

panorpid

/pəˈnɔːpɪd/