Definition of Sceliphron
: a genus of wasps (family Sphecidae) comprising many common mud daubers and having the first segment of the abdomen narrowed into a long smooth round petiole
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Origin and Etymology of sceliphron
New Latin, from Greek skeliphron, neuter of skeliphros dry, parched; akin to Greek skellein to dry up — more at skeleton
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