fundatrix

noun fun·da·trix \ ˌfənˈdā‧triks \

Definition of fundatrix

plural fundatrices \ˌfənˈdā‧trəˌsēz, ˌfəndə‧ˈtrī(ˌ)sēz\
:a viviparous parthenogenetic winged or wingless female aphid produced on the primary host plant from an overwintering fertilized egg

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Origin and Etymology of fundatrix

New Latin, from Late Latin, foundress, feminine of Latin fundator founder, from fundatus (past participle of fundare to found, from fundus bottom) + -or


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