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braconid

[brak-uh-nid] /ˈbræk ə nɪd/
noun
1.
any of numerous wasps of the family Braconidae, the larvae of which are parasitic on aphids and on the larvae of moths, butterflies, beetles, etc.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the family Braconidae.
Origin of braconid
1890-1895
1890-95; < New Latin Braconidae, equivalent to Bracon a genus (irregular < Greek brachýs short; see brachy-) + -idae -id2)
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