Cynipoidea

plural noun Cyn·i·poi·dea

Definition of Cynipoidea

  1. :  a superfamily of hymenopterous insects (suborder Clistogastra) that are distinguished by greatly reduced wing venation and a coiled retractile ovipositor and that include the gall wasps and several families of parasites of other insects — see cynipidae

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Origin and Etymology of cynipoidea

New Latin, from Cynip-, Cynips + -oidea


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