Proctotrupidae

Proc·to·tru·pi·dae
variants: or Proctotrypidae

Definition of Proctotrupidae

  • taxonomic synonym of serphidae

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

Origin and Etymology of proctotrupidae

Proctotrupidae, New Latin, from Proctotrupes, type genus (from proct- + -trupes, irregular from Greek trypan to bore through, pierce) + -idae; Proctotrypidae, New Latin, from Proctotypes, type genus (synonym of Proctotrupes; alteration of Proctotrupes) + -idae


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Proctotrupidae? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

all at once

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!