Medical Dictionary

imported fire ant

noun im·port·ed fire ant \im-ˈprt-əd-ˈfī(ə)r-ˌant\

Medical Definition of IMPORTED FIRE ANT

:  either of two mound-building South American fire ants of the genus Solenopsis (S. invicta and S. richteri) that have been introduced into the southeastern United States, are agricultural pests, and can inflict stings requiring medical attention

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May 23, 2015
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