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trichogramma wasp

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noun trich·o·gram·ma wasp \ˌtri-kə-ˈgra-mə-\

Definition of trichogramma wasp

  1. :  any of a genus (Trichogramma) of minute chalcid wasps that are parasitic as larvae in the eggs of other insects and are used in the biological control of lepidopteran pests



Origin of trichogramma wasp

New Latin, from trich- + Greek gramma letter, small weight — more at gram


First Known Use: 1972


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