Definition of Nematocera

1. Noun. Mosquitoes; fungus gnats; crane flies; gnats; sand flies.




Definition of Nematocera

1. n. pl. A suborder of dipterous insects, having long antennæ, as the mosquito, gnat, and crane fly; -- called also Nemocera.

Medical Definition of Nematocera

1. A suborder of dipterous insects, having long antennae, as the mosquito, gnat, and crane fly. Synonym: Nemocera. Origin: NL, fr. Gr, a thread + horn. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nematocera

nematic
nematically
nematicidal
nematicide
nematicides
nematicity
nematicon
nematicons
nematics
nematization
nemato-
nematoblasts
nematocalyces
nematocalyx
nematocera (current term)
nematocidal
nematocide
nematocides
nematocyst
nematocysts
nematocyte
nematoda
nematode
nematode infections
nematode worm
nematodes
nematodiasis
nematodynamic

Literary usage of Nematocera

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1. The Animal Parasites of Man: A Handbook for Students and Medical Men by Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun, Pauline Falcke, Louis Westenra Sambon, Frederick Vincent Theobald (1908)
"The nematocera have long thread-like jointed antennae and. their pupae are, as a rule, naked ; the larvae have a distinct head and can thus be told from the ..."

2. A Manual for the Study of Insects by John Henry Comstock, Anna Botsford Comstock (1895)
"The True nematocera. The antennae usually long and frequently bearing whorls of ... The Anomalous nematocera. The antennae are composed of many segments, ..."

3. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1916)
"... investigation to divide the nematocera into two groups, and there is evidence that these groups may coincide with those founded on other characters, ..."

4. Psyche: A Journal of Entomology by Cambridge Entomological Club (1899)
"The homologies of the various mouth- parts within the group nematocera seem obvious and certain. The differences between the mouthparts of ..."

5. Studies in laboratory work by Charles Wilberforce Daniels (1903)
"The nematocera have the antennae with never less than six joints, usually long and filiform (fig. 47, A), and the palpi three, four or five- jointed. ..."

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