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chalcid

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noun chal·cid \ˈkal-səd\

Definition of chalcid

  1. :  any of a superfamily (Chalcidoidea) of mostly minute wasps parasitic in the larval state on the larvae or pupae of other insects

chalcid adjective


Origin of chalcid

ultimately from Greek chalkos copper, bronze


First Known Use: 1893


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