noun Apan·te·les \əˈpantəlˌēz\

Definition of Apanteles

  1. :  a genus of small wasps (family Braconidae) parasitic as larvae on caterpillars and used in the biological control of certain destructive caterpillars

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Origin and Etymology of apanteles

New Latin, from 2a- + Greek pantelēs altogether complete, from pan- + -telēs (from telos end, completion); from the lack of a caudal appendage — more at wheel

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to cast off or become cast off

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