Chalastogastra

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

Definition of Chalastogastra

: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)


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