: 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

Word History


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

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“Aphelinus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aphelinus. Accessed 4 Oct. 2023.

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