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chalcid

noun chal·cid \ˈkal-səd\

Definition of CHALCID

:  any of a superfamily (Chalcidoidea) of mostly minute wasps parasitic in the larval state on the larvae or pupae of other insects
chalcid adjective
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Origin of CHALCID

ultimately from Greek chalkos copper, bronze
First Known Use: 1893

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