Agaontidae

plural noun Ag·a·on·ti·dae \ˌa-gā-ˈän-tə-ˌdē\

Definition of Agaontidae

  1. :  a family of small chiefly tropical chalcid wasps having the fore and hind pairs of legs heavier than the middle pair and the male usually wingless — see fig wasp

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Origin and Etymology of agaontidae

borrowed from New Latin, from Agaont-, Agaon, a genus of fig wasps (derivative of supposed Greek agáos “admirable,” invented on the basis of Greek aga-, intensifying prefix, ágē “wonder, amazement”) + -idae -idae — more at agalinis


First Known Use: circa 1947


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