Terebrantia

plural noun Ter·e·bran·tia \ ˌterəˈbranchēə \

Definition of Terebrantia

1 :a suborder or other division of Hymenoptera including insects (as sawflies, horntails, and various parasitic hymenoptera) that have a boring ovipositor — compare aculeata
2 :a suborder of hairy-winged Thysanoptera in which the females have a serrated ovipositor

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Origin and Etymology of terebrantia

New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of terebrant-, terebrans, present participle of terebrare to bore, from terebra borer, gimlet


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