noun, plural dro·soph·i·las, dro·soph·i·lae [droh-sof-uh-lee, druh-]. /droʊˈsɒf əˌli, drə-/.
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Origin of drosophila
Words nearby drosophila
Example sentences from the Web for drosophila
Everyone has a mosquito story they want to tell her—not like when she was studying drosophila, the fruit fly.Mosquitoes Love Some People More and Science Wants to Know Why|Josh Dzieza|August 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Morgan and his pupils have observed over 130 mutations in a fly Drosophila.
The most extensive and conclusive experiments along this line are those by Morgan on the fruit fly Drosophila.
The normal red-eyed Drosophila has one kind of eggs, each possessing one X chromosome.
Such a case is that recently described by Morgan in America for the pomace fly (Drosophila ampelophila).Mendelism|Reginald Crundall Punnett
Again, a mutant stock in the fruit fly (Drosophila) has as its most marked characteristic very short wings.Applied Eugenics|Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson