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braconid

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noun brac·o·nid \ˈbra-kə-(ˌ)nid\

Definition of braconid

  1. :  any of a large family (Braconidae) of small usually black or brown parasitoid hymenopterous insects related to the ichneumon wasp

braconid adjective


Origin of braconid

ultimately from Greek brachys


First Known Use: circa 1893


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