poecilocyttarous

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

Definition of poecilocyttarous

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of poecilocyttarous

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


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