Macrocentrus

noun Mac·ro·cen·trus \ˌmakrōˈsen‧trəs\

Definition of Macrocentrus

  1. :  a genus of polyembryonic braconid wasps which are larval parasites of other insects and some of which are important in the biological control of noxious pests (such as the oriental fruit moth)

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Origin and Etymology of macrocentrus

New Latin, from Greek makrokentros with a long sting, from makr- macr- + kentron sting — more at center


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