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drosophila US English

A small fruit fly, used extensively in genetic research because of its large chromosomes, numerous varieties, and rapid rate of reproduction

Drosophila in drosophila US English

A small fruit fly, used extensively in genetic research because of its large chromosomes, numerous varieties, and rapid rate of reproduction

Drosophila in polytene US English

Relating to or denoting a giant chromosome that is composed of many parallel copies of the genetic material, as found in Drosophila fruit flies, where they are much used in genetic research