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stylops

/ (ˈstaɪlɒps) /
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noun plural -lopes (-ləˌpiːz)

any insect of the order Strepsiptera, including the genus Stylops, living as a parasite in other insects, esp bees and wasps: the females remain in the body of the host but the males move between hosts

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Word Origin for stylops

C19: New Latin, from Greek, from stulos a pillar + ōps an eye, from the fact that the male insect has stalked compound eyes
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