Definition of nutricial in English:

nutricial

adjective

Entomology
rare, historical
  • Of or relating to the rearing of larvae by social insects; specifically in "nutricial castration", the inhibition of sexual development in workers (especially worker wasps) employed in this task.

Origin

1920s; earliest use found in William Morton Wheeler (1865–1937). From classical Latin nūtrīc-, nūtrīx nurse + -ial, after French nutricial.

Pronunciation

nutricial

/njuːˈtrɪʃl/