CHALCID

CHALCID
Chalcidenorum, Chalcidensi

Abbreviations in Latin Inscriptions . 2014.

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  • chalcid — [kal′sid] n. 〚< ModL Chalcis (gen. Chalcidis), name of the type genus < Gr chalkos, copper: so named because of their metallic color〛 any of a large family (Chalcididae) of very small wasps, either four winged or wingless, many of whose larvae… …   Universalium

  • chalcid — [kal′sid] n. [< ModL Chalcis (gen. Chalcidis), name of the type genus < Gr chalkos, copper: so named because of their metallic color] any of a large family (Chalcididae) of very small wasps, either four winged or wingless, many of whose… …   English World dictionary

  • chalcid — noun any of various tiny insects whose larvae are parasites on eggs and larvae of other insects; many are beneficial in destroying injurious insects • Syn: ↑chalcid fly, ↑chalcidfly, ↑chalcid wasp • Hypernyms: ↑hymenopterous insect, ↑hymenopteran …   Useful english dictionary

  • chalcid — noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek chalkos copper, bronze Date: 1893 any of a large superfamily (Chalcidoidea) of mostly minute wasps parasitic in the larval state on the larvae or pupae of other insects • chalcid adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Chalcid wasp — Pteromalus puparum Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • Chalcid fly — Chal cid fly [From Gr. chalko s copper; in allusion to its metallic colors.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of a numerous family of hymenopterous insects ({Chalcidid[ae]}. Many are gallflies, others are parasitic on insects. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chalcid fly — noun any of various tiny insects whose larvae are parasites on eggs and larvae of other insects; many are beneficial in destroying injurious insects • Syn: ↑chalcidfly, ↑chalcid, ↑chalcid wasp • Hypernyms: ↑hymenopterous insect, ↑hymenopteran,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • chalcid wasp — noun any of various tiny insects whose larvae are parasites on eggs and larvae of other insects; many are beneficial in destroying injurious insects • Syn: ↑chalcid fly, ↑chalcidfly, ↑chalcid • Hypernyms: ↑hymenopterous insect, ↑hymenopteran,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • chalcid fly — /ˈkælsəd flaɪ/ (say kalsuhd fluy) noun any of the Chalcidoidea, a superfamily of small hymenopterous insects, often of bright metallic colours, whose larvae are mostly parasitic on various stages of other insects. Also, chalcid. {New Latin… …  

  • chalcid — noun Any of many small wasps, of the superfamily Chalcidoidea, having parasitic larvae …   Wiktionary

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