trichogramma wasp

noun
trich·​o·​gram·​ma wasp | \ ˌtri-kə-ˈgra-mə- How to pronounce trichogramma wasp (audio) \

Definition of trichogramma wasp

: any of a genus (Trichogramma) of minute chalcid wasps that are parasitic as larvae in the eggs of other insects and are used in the biological control of lepidopteran pests

First Known Use of trichogramma wasp

1972, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trichogramma wasp

New Latin, from trich- + Greek gramma letter, small weight — more at gram

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“Trichogramma wasp.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trichogramma%20wasp?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=t&file=trich01v. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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