Definition of drosophila noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

drosophila

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//drɒˈsɒfɪlə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//drəˈsɑːfɪlə//
 
(pl. drosophila)
 
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a small fly that feeds on fruit and is often used in scientific research Word Originmodern Latin, from Greek drosos ‘dew, moisture’ + philos ‘loving’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: drosophila