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Meaning of drosophila

dro•soph•i•la

Pronunciation: (drō-sof'u-lu, dru-), [key]
— pl. -las, -lae
  1. a fly of the genus Drosophila, esp. D. melanogaster, used in laboratory studies of genetics and development.
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