ophion

noun ophi·on \ōˈfīˌän; ˈäfēˌän, ˈōf-\

Definition of ophion

  1. 1 capitalized :  a widely distributed genus of ichneumon wasps that have a compressed abdomen and are parasitoid on the caterpillars of various moths in which they lay a single egg

  2. 2 plural -s :  any insect of the genus Ophion

ophionine

\ōˈfīəˌnīn; ˈäfēə-, ˈōfēə-\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of ophion

New Latin, from Greek ophiōn, a fabulous animal of Sardinia


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