noun, plural dro·soph·i·las, dro·soph·i·lae [droh-sof-uh-lee, druh-] /droʊˈsɒf əˌli, drə-/.
Origin of drosophila
Examples from the Web for drosophila
There are at least two such systems among the factors in the first chromosome in Drosophila.
We find this same process of interchange of characters taking place in each of the other three groups of Drosophila.A Critique of the Theory of Evolution|Thomas Hunt Morgan
Two sex-linked lethal factors in Drosophila and their influence on the sex-ratio.
Additional data for the study of sex-linked inheritance in Drosophila.
Dilution effects and bicolorism in certain eye-colors of Drosophila.
noun plural -las or -lae (-ˌliː)
Word Origin for drosophila
scientific name of a fruit fly, 1829, from Modern Latin (Fallén, 1823), from Greek drosos "dew" + philos "loving" see -phile).