Definition of proctotrupid in English:

proctotrupid

Pronunciation /ˌprɒktəˈtruːpɪd/

adjective

(also proctotrypid)
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    In relation to the superfamily, superseded by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

(also proctotrypid)
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.