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Definition of Proctotrupidae

  1. taxonomic synonym of serphidae

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Origin and Etymology of proctotrupidae

Proctotrupidae, New Latin, from Proctotrupes, type genus (from proct- + -trupes, irregular from Greek trypan to bore through, pierce) + -idae; Proctotrypidae, New Latin, from Proctotypes, type genus (synonym of Proctotrupes; alteration of Proctotrupes) + -idae — more at trypan-

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to cast off or become cast off

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