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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cecidomyiid fly, Diplosis sorghicola, which deposits its eggs in sorghum heads in the southern United States, and whose larvæ absorb the juices from the young ovaries, causing a sterility of the seeds.


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