a small, black and white, irregularly banded two-winged fly, Ceratitis capitata, of many warm regions, that damages citrus and other succulent fruit crops by implanting eggs that hatch into maggots within the fruit.
a species of dipterous fly, Ceratitis capitata, having marbled wings, whose maggots tunnel into fruits such as citrus, peach, and vine in the Mediterranean area, South Africa, and elsewhere: family Trypetidae Also called medfly
- Mediterranean-hemoglobin e disease
Mediterranean-hemoglobin E disease n. Thalassemia characterized by the presence of hemoglobin E in the blood.
noun 1. a sea surrounded by Africa, Europe, and Asia. 2400 miles (3865 km) long; 1,145,000 sq. mi. (2,965,550 sq. km); greatest known depth 14,436 feet (4400 meters). noun 1. a large inland sea between S Europe, N Africa, and SW Asia: linked with the Atlantic by the Strait of Gibraltar, with the Red Sea […]
[mee-dee-uh m] /ˈmi di əm/ noun, plural media [mee-dee-uh] /ˈmi di ə/ (Show IPA), for 1–9, 11, mediums for 1–11, 14. 1. a middle state or condition; mean. 2. something intermediate in nature or degree. 3. an intervening substance, as air, through which a force acts or an effect is produced. 4. the element that […]
noun, U.S. Military. 1. guns and howitzers of more than 105mm and less than 155mm caliber, sometimes including the 155mm howitzers. Compare (def 2), (def 2).