Tubulifera

plural noun
Tu·bu·lif·era | \ˌt(y)übyəˈlif(ə)rə\

Definition of Tubulifera 

1 in some classifications : a group of Hymenoptera comprising the families Serphidae and Chrysididae or the Chrysididae alone and being distinguished by a tubular ovipositor

2 : a suborder of Thysanoptera including those that have the last segment of the abdomen tubular

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Other Words from Tubulifera

tubuliferan \-rən \ noun plural -s

History and Etymology for Tubulifera

New Latin, from tubulifer tubuliferous

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