plural noun Cha·las·to·gas·tra \kəˌlastəˈgastrə\

Definition of Chalastogastra

  1. :  a suborder of Hymenoptera including the sawflies and horntails and characterized by the caterpillarlike larvae and by having the abdomen attached to the thorax by a broad base

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Origin and Etymology of chalastogastra

New Latin, from Late Greek chalastos loose + New Latin -gastra (from Greek gastr-, gastēr belly) — more at gastric

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capable of being understood in two ways

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