Braconid definition

brăkə-nĭd
Any of numerous parasitic wasps of the family Braconidae, the majority of which have larvae that are parasitoids of other insects.
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Any of several parasitic wasps of the family Braconidae.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
braconid
Plural:
braconids

Origin of braconid

  • From New Latin Braconidae family name possibly from Greek brakhus short brachy–

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition