Hab·​ro·​brac·​on | \ ˌhabrōˈbrakən \

Definition of Habrobracon

1 : a genus of very small wasps (family Braconidae) that are parasitic on caterpillars and that are valuable for laboratory studies of genetics
2 or habrobracon plural habrobracons : any insect of the genus Habrobracon

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History and Etymology for Habrobracon

New Latin, from habro- + Bracon genus of ichneumon wasps

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“Habrobracon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Habrobracon. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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