Drosophila meaning
[droh-sof-uh-luh, druh-]
Definitions of drosophila is:
  • noun plural drosophila
    a fly of the genus Drosophila, especially D. melanogaster, used in laboratory studies of genetics and development.
  • noun drosophila
    A small fruit fly, used extensively in genetic research because of its large chromosomes, numerous varieties, and rapid rate of reproduction.
  • noun drosophila
    any small dipterous fly of the genus Drosophila, esp D. melanogaster, a species widely used in laboratory genetics studies: family Drosophilidae. They feed on plant sap, decaying fruit, etc