[man-tis-pid] /mænˈtɪs pɪd/

any neuropterous, mantislike insect of the family Mantispidae, the larvae of which are parasites in the nests of spiders or wasps.


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    [man-tl-pees] /ˈmæn tlˌpis/ noun 1. .

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