Definition of Ephemerid

1. Noun. Short-lived insect.

Exact synonyms: Ephemeropteran
Generic synonyms: Insect
Group relationships: Ephemerida, Ephemeroptera, Order Ephemerida, Order Ephemeroptera
Specialized synonyms: Plectophera, Dayfly, Mayfly, Shadfly



Definition of Ephemerid

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ephemerid

ephemeral
ephemeral fever
ephemeral fever of cattle
ephemeral fever virus
ephemeral lake
ephemeral lakes
ephemeralities
ephemerality
ephemerally
ephemeralness
ephemerals
ephemeran
ephemerans
ephemeras
ephemeric
ephemerid (current term)
ephemeride
ephemerides
ephemerids
ephemeris
ephemeris time
ephemerises
ephemerist
ephemerists
ephemeron
ephemerons
ephemeropteran
ephemerous
ephemerovirus
ephesite

Literary usage of Ephemerid

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

1. The Food of the Fishes of Winona Lake by Willis DeRyke, Will Scott (1922)
"1 Chironomus larva; 1 ephemerid larva; 3 caddis worms and cases; 22 Hyalella; sand and debris ... 1 ephemerid larva; 15 Hyalella; grains of sand and debris. ..."

2. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1916)
"... ultimately approach the ephemerid line of descent. The ephemerid line of descent is a rather puzzling one to trace. ..."

3. The Physical Cause of the Death of Christ: And Its Relation to the by William Stroud (1871)
"Lanzoni (Joseph), Case of Bloody Sweat;—in the ephemerid. Acad. Natur. Curios. Lardner (Dr. Nathaniel), Works ; 11 vols. 8vo. Lond. 1788. ..."

4. A Natural History of the British Lepidoptera: A Text-book for Students and by James William Tutt (1899)
"In the adult ephemerid, the two oviducts remain separate. In the larva of Valletta io, the oviducts are separate, as in the ephemerid imago, but by the time ..."

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