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|Noun||1.||Panorpidae - a family of insects of the order Mecoptera|
Mecoptera, order Mecoptera - an order of carnivorous insects usually having long membranous wings and long beaklike heads with chewing mouths at the tip
scorpion fly - any of various mecopterous insects of the family Panorpidae of the northern hemisphere having a long beak and long antennae; males have a tail like that of a scorpion except it is not venomous
family - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera; "sharks belong to the fish family"
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