Rhyssa

noun Rhys·sa \ˈrisə\

Definition of Rhyssa

  1. :  a genus of ichneumon wasps parasitic on the larvae of wood-boring insects

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Origin and Etymology of rhyssa

New Latin, from Greek rhyssos, rhysos shriveled, wrinkled; akin to Greek rhytid-, rhytis wrinkle — more at rhytidome


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