noun fun·da·trix \ˌfənˈdā‧triks\

Definition of fundatrix



\ˌfənˈdā‧trəˌsēz, ˌfəndə‧ˈtrī(ˌ)sēz\
  1. :  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 — more at bottom, -trix

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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