small black-and-white fly that damages citrus and other fruits by implanting eggs that hatch inside the fruit
Hypernyms: ↑fruit fly, ↑pomace fly
Member Holonyms: ↑Ceratitis, ↑genus Ceratitis

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  • medfly — med fly (m[e^]d fl[imac]), [Often cap.] Same as {Mediterranean fruit fly}; a shortened form. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • medfly — см. Приложение 1 (Ceratitis capitata). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • medfly — [med′flī΄] n. pl. medflies [also M ] MEDITERRANEAN FRUIT FLY …   English World dictionary

  • medfly — Mediterranean fruit fly Med i*ter*ra ne*an fruit fly, n. A small two winged fly ({Ceratitis capitata}), a native of the Mediterranean countries but now widely distributed in warm regions, which can cause great damage to citrus and other succulent …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • medfly — /med fluy /, n., pl. medflies. See Mediterranean fruit fly. Also, Medfly. [1930 35; by shortening] * * * …   Universalium

  • medfly — noun Usage: often capitalized Date: 1935 Mediterranean fruit fly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • medfly — noun A small fruit fly, Ceratitis capitata, native to the Mediterranean. Syn: Mediterranean fruit fly …   Wiktionary

  • medfly — n. black and white fruit fly of the Mediterranean …   English contemporary dictionary

  • medfly — noun (plural medflies) chiefly N. Amer. a Mediterranean fruit fly whose larvae are a pest of citrus fruit in many parts of the world. [Ceratitis capitata.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • medfly — med·fly …   English syllables

  • medfly — med•fly or Med•fly [[t]ˈmɛdˌflaɪ[/t]] n. pl. flies ent Mediterranean fruit fly …   From formal English to slang

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