noun Te·len·o·mus \tə̇ˈlenəməs\

Definition of Telenomus

  1. :  a large and widespread genus of minute serphoid wasps (family Scelionidae) having larvae that are parasitic in the eggs of various insects

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Origin and Etymology of telenomus

New Latin

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a trip made at another's expense

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