Aphelinus

noun Aph·e·li·nus \ ˌafəˈlīnəs , -ēn- \

Definition of Aphelinus

:a genus of hymenopterous flies that is the type of the family Aphelinidae and that includes a species (A. mali) important in the biological control of the woolly apple aphid

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Origin and Etymology of aphelinus

New Latin, from Greek aphelēs smooth (from a- 2a- + -phelēs, from phelleus stony ground) + Latin -inus -ine; probably akin to Latin follis bellows


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