Eurytomidae

plural noun

Eu·​ry·​tom·​i·​dae
ˌyu̇rəˈtäməˌdē
: a family of black or black and yellowish chalcid flies which have the abdomen rounded and compressed and some of which are parasitic on other insects while others are plant feeders and important pests especially of grains see jointworm

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Eurytoma, type genus (from eury- + -toma) + -idae

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“Eurytomidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Eurytomidae. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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