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fruit fly Syllabification: fruit fly
Pronunciation: /ˈfro͞ot ˌflī/

Definition of fruit fly in English:


A small fly that feeds on fruit in both its adult and larval stages.
Example sentences
  • To elucidate the cellular functions of NSF, we have chosen to use a genetic approach in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster.
  • The first mutations of a single gene affecting the daily locomotion rhythm were found in the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster.
  • Hox genes were discovered through the study of the fruit fly.
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