Definition of Ephemeridae

1. Noun. Mayflies.

Exact synonyms: Family Ephemeridae
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Ephemerida, Ephemeroptera, Order Ephemerida, Order Ephemeroptera
Member holonyms: Dayfly, Mayfly, Shadfly



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ephemeridae

Eos
Eosphorus
Eostre
Epacridaceae
Epacris impressa
Epacris obtusifolia
Epacris purpurascens
Eperythrozoon coccoides
Eperythrozoon ovis
Eperythrozoon suis
Eperythrozoon wenyoni
Eph.
Ephedra sinica
Ephedraceae
Ephemerida
Ephemeridae (current term)
Ephemeroptera
Ephes.
Ephesan
Ephesian
Ephesians
Ephestia
Ephestia elutella
Ephesus
Ephippidae
Ephippiorhynchus
Ephippiorhynchus senegalensis
Ephraim
Ephthalite
Ephthalites

Literary usage of Ephemeridae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Catalogue of the Specimens of Neuropterous Insects in the Collection of the by Francis Walker (1852)
"Ephemeridae, p., Newman. Each of the ordinary eyes of the male surmounted by a large reticulated eye, whose superior border rests against the front eye ..."

2. The Nature of Man: Studies in Optimistic Philosophy by ll'ia [ll'ich] Mechnikov, Elie Metchnikoff, Peter Chalmers Mitchell (1905)
"... case of certain animals—Natural death in the Ephemeridae—Loss of the instinct of preservation in adult ephemerids—Instinct of life in the aged—Instinct ..."

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