Definition of stylopid in English:

stylopid

noun & adjective

See stylops

  • ‘How mature stylopids penetrate the intersegmental membranes of the host has not been described.’
  • ‘Male stylopids look a bit like beetles, but the females look like small grubs, with no eyes, antennae or legs.’
  • ‘Transferring onto such individuals as chance may permit, the stylopids finally arrive where larvae of the proper species are available and at once attack them.’
  • ‘The orientation of stylopids in the host metasomas seems to be determined beforehand at early larval stages.’
  • ‘But the stylopids (order Strepsiptera) are thought to be a closely related group that have retained the parasitic lifestyle even as adults.’

Pronunciation

stylopid

/stʌɪˈlɒpɪd/