Definition of Sciarid

1. Noun. Minute blackish gregarious flies destructive to mushrooms and seedlings.

Exact synonyms: Fungus Gnat, Sciara
Generic synonyms: Dipteran, Dipteron, Dipterous Insect, Two-winged Insects
Group relationships: Genus Sciara
Specialized synonyms: Armyworm



Definition of Sciarid

1. a tiny fly [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sciarid

sciaenid fish
sciaenids
sciaenoid
sciaenoids
sciafilous
sciage
sciagraph
sciagraphical
sciagraphs
sciagraphy
scialytic
sciamachies
sciamachy
sciance
sciara
sciarid (current term)
sciarids
sciatic
sciatic foramen
sciatic hernia
sciatic nerve
sciatic nerves
sciatic neuralgia
sciatic neuritis
sciatic plexus
sciatic scoliosis
sciatica
sciatical
sciatically

Literary usage of Sciarid

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1. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1894)
"It has been found, that in West Virginia, scab in potatoes is often due to a small sciarid, the male of which is wingless, and which sometimes destroys the ..."

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