Definition of proctotrupoid in US English:

proctotrupoid

(also proctotrypoid)

adjective

Entomology
  • Of, relating to, or designating a wasp of the superfamily Proctotrupoidea, which includes proctotrupids (in some schemes), platygasterids, and other small parasitoids of insects and spiders.

noun

Entomology
  • A proctotrupoid wasp. Now rare.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Science. From scientific Latin Proctotrupes + -oid, after scientific Latin Proctotrupoidea, superfamily name.

Pronunciation

proctotrupoid

/ˌprɒktəˈtruːpɔɪd/