fundatrigenia

noun

fun·​da·​tri·​ge·​nia
ˌfənˌdā‧trəˈjēnyə,
-nēə
plural fundatrigeniae
-nēˌē
: a viviparous parthenogenetic wingless female aphid produced by a fundatrix and giving rise to further wingless forms or to migrantes
fundatrigenic
¦⸗ˌ⸗⸗¦jenik
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from fundatri- (from fundatrix) + -genia (irregular from Greek -genēs born)

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“Fundatrigenia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fundatrigenia. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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