Definition of drosophila
: any of a genus (Drosophila) of fruit flies used in genetic research
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A lot of the evolution research done here has focused on drosophila—
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Origin and Etymology of drosophila
New Latin, genus name, from Greek drosos dew + New Latin -phila, feminine of -philus -phil
First Known Use: circa 1829See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of drosophila
1 capitalized : a genus of small dipteran flies that include many (as D. melanogaster) extensively used in genetic research
2: any fly of the genus Drosophila
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