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Definition of Drosophila

Drosophila: The fruit fly. One species, Drosophila melanogaster, is a favorite model organism in genetics and developmental biology. See also: Drosophila genome.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 10/9/2012

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