Definition of ripiphorid in English:

ripiphorid

(also rhipiphorid)

noun

Entomology
  • Any of various beetles constituting the family Ripiphoridae (or Rhipiphoridae), which have relatively short elytra and branched antennae, and are phoretic parasitoids of other insects, especially bees and wasps.

adjective

Entomology
  • Of or relating to the family Ripiphoridae (or Rhipiphoridae).

Origin

Late 19th century. From scientific Latin Ripiphorus, genus name + -id, after Ripiphoridae, family name.

Pronunciation

ripiphorid

/ˌrɪpɪˈfɒrɪd/