plural noun

: 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


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

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“Eurytomidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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