blastophaga

noun blas·toph·a·ga \ blaˈstäfəgə \

Definition of blastophaga

1 capitalized :a common genus of fig wasps essential to the pollination of Smyrna figs
2 plural blastophaga or blastophagas :a wasp of the genus Blastophaga

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Origin and Etymology of blastophaga

New Latin, from blast- + -phaga


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