poecilocyttarous

adjective
poe·ci·lo·cyt·ta·rous | \ ¦pēsəlō¦sitərəs \

Definition of poecilocyttarous 

: of, relating to, or being a type of nest of some social wasps (family Vespidae) in which the layers of brood comb are supported by the outer covering and a central support (as the limb of a tree) — compare phragmocyttarous

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History and Etymology for poecilocyttarous

poecil- + Greek kyttaros cell of a honeycomb + English -ous

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