Rhyssa

noun
Rhys·​sa | \ ˈrisə \

Definition of Rhyssa

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

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History and Etymology for Rhyssa

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

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“Rhyssa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Rhyssa. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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