Definition of Genus Chalcis
1. Noun. Type genus of the Chalcididae.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Genus
Group relationships: Chalcidae, Chalcididae, Family Chalcidae, Family Chalcididae
Member holonyms: Chalcis Fly
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Chalcis
Literary usage of Genus Chalcis
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1. The Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain), George Long (1836)
"... an operation which thoir long bristle-like ovipositors enable them readily to perform : here, as in the genus Chalcis, the body is compressed. ..."
2. The Animal Kingdom: Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier (1832)
"The number of joints of the antennae never exceeds twelve. We may refer the various genera established in this tribe to the genus CHALCIS, Fab. ..."