chalcid

noun
chal·​cid | \ ˈkal-səd How to pronounce chalcid (audio) \

Definition of chalcid

: any of a superfamily (Chalcidoidea) of mostly minute wasps parasitic in the larval state on the larvae or pupae of other insects

Other Words from chalcid

chalcid adjective

First Known Use of chalcid

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chalcid

ultimately from Greek chalkos copper, bronze

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“Chalcid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chalcid. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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