Definition of Ephemeridae
1. Noun. Mayflies.
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
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 ..."