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Noun: drosophila (drosophilas,drosophilae)  drow'só-fi-lu
  1. Small fruit fly used by Thomas Hunt Morgan in studying basic mechanisms of inheritance
    - Drosophila melanogaster

Derived forms: drosophilae, drosophilas

Type of: fruit fly, pomace fly

Part of: genus Drosophila

Encyclopedia: Drosophila