Anastrepha

noun Anas·tre·pha \əˈnastrəfə\

Definition of Anastrepha

  1. :  a genus of tropical American fruit flies (family Trypetidae) including a number of destructive pests of citrus

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Origin and Etymology of anastrepha

New Latin, from Greek anastrephein to turn back, from ana- + strephein to turn — more at strophe


First Known Use: 1878


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