plural noun

: 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

Word History


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

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“Chalastogastra.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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