fundatrix

noun
fun·​da·​trix | \ ˌfənˈdā‧triks \
plural fundatrices\ ˌfənˈdā‧trəˌsēz , ˌfəndə‧ˈtrī(ˌ)sēz \

Definition of fundatrix

: a viviparous parthenogenetic winged or wingless female aphid produced on the primary host plant from an overwintering fertilized egg

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History and Etymology for 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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“Fundatrix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fundatrix. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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