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drosophila (n.)

scientific name of the fruit fly, 1829, the genus name, from Modern Latin (Fallén, 1823), from Greek drosos "dew" (which Beekes says is "probably of Pre-Greek origin") + philos "loving" (see -phile).

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Definitions of drosophila

drosophila (n.)
small fruit fly used by Thomas Hunt Morgan in studying basic mechanisms of inheritance;
Synonyms: Drosophila melanogaster
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