Meaning of agromyzid in English:

agromyzid

adjective

  • Belonging to or characteristic of the family Agromyzidae, which comprises small dipteran flies whose larvae tunnel within the leaves of plants.

noun

  • An agromyzid fly.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Linnean Society of New South Wales. From scientific Latin Agromyzidae, family name from Agromyza, genus name + -idae.

Pronunciation

agromyzid

/ˌaɡrə(ʊ)ˈmʌɪzɪd/