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Meaning of DROSOPHILA

Pronunciation:  drow'sâfulu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  small fruit fly used by Thomas Hunt Morgan in studying basic mechanisms of inheritance
 

DROSOPHILA is a 10 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: Drosophila melanogaster
 
 See Also: fruit fly, genus Drosophila, pomace fly

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A genus of small flies which are extensively used as test animals to study genetics, cell biology, and developmental biology. The most well-known species used is Drosophila melanogaster, the common fruit fly.
 

 

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