Definition of proctotrupid in English:

proctotrupid

(also proctotrypid)

Pronunciation /ˌprɒktəˈtruːpɪd/

adjective

Entomology
  • Of, relating to, or designating a wasp of the family Proctotrupidae (or, formerly, the superfamily Proctotrupoidea), which comprises small parasitoids of insects (especially beetles and fungus gnats) and spiders.

    In relation to the superfamily, superseded by proctotrupoid.

noun

Entomology
  • A proctotrupid wasp.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From scientific Latin Proctotrupes (also Proctotrypes), genus name + -id, after scientific Latin Proctotrupidae (also Proctotrypidae), family name.