/ˈstaɪlɒps/ (say 'stuylops)

noun (plural stylopes /ˈstaɪləpiz/ (say 'stuyluhpeez))
a genus of minute insects, parasitic in their larval state, especially on bees and wasps.
{New Latin, from Greek stylos pillar + ops eye, from the stalked compound eye of the male}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Stylops — Sty lops, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a pillar + ?, ?, the eye.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of minute insects parasitic, in their larval state, on bees and wasps. It is the typical genus of the group Strepsiptera, formerly considered a distinct order, but now… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stylops — Stylops, Krebsgattung, s. Stielauge …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • stylops — ˈstīˌläps noun Etymology: New Latin Stylop , Stylops, from styl (I) + op , ops ops 1. capitalized : a large genus (the type of the family Stylopidae) comprising many of the better known strepsipterons 2. plural …   Useful english dictionary

  • stylops — [ stʌɪlɒps] noun (plural same) a minute insect that is an internal parasite of bees, wasps, or other insects. [Order Strepsiptera.] Origin C19: mod. L. Stylops (genus name), from Gk stulos column + ōps eye, face …   English new terms dictionary

  • stylops — sty·lops …   English syllables

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  • Arthur Francis Hemming — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Hemming. Arthur Francis Hemming (1893 1964) était un entomologiste britannique. Cet éminent systématicien a été, de 1937 à 1958, secrétaire de la Commission internationale de nomenclature zoologique. Né le 9… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Stielauge — Stielauge, 1) Krebsgattung, s.u. Krabben 2) A) Bb) c); 2) (Stylops Kirby), Gattung der Fächerflügler; eine Ordnung der Insecten, welche Kirby aus der Gattung Wespenbremse (Xenos) u. S. (Stylops) bildet, welche aber von Burmeister unter die Käfer… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • strepsipteran — /strep sip teuhr euhn/, adj. 1. strepsipterous. n. 2. strepsipteron. [1835 45; < NL Strepsipter(a) (see STREPSIPTEROUS) + AN] * * * ▪ insect       any of about 600 species of small insects that are notable for their bizarre form of parasitism.… …   Universalium

  • stylopized — ˈstīləˌpēzd adjective Etymology: New Latin Stylop , Stylops + English ize + ed : altered by the presence of a parasitic stylops usually with inhibition of normal sexual development so that an intersexual state results a stylopized female wasp …   Useful english dictionary

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