Callimomidae

plural noun Cal·li·mom·i·dae \ˌkaləˈmäməˌdē\

Definition of Callimomidae

  1. :  a large family (type genus Callimome) of minute brilliantly iridescent parasitic or seed-infesting chalcidoid wasps

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Origin and Etymology of callimomidae

New Latin, from Callimome, type genus (irregular from Greek kallimos beautiful, from kallos beauty) + -idae — more at calli-


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