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Africanized bee

Definition of the noun africanized bee

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  1. a strain of bees that originated in Brazil in the 1950s as a cross between an aggressive African bee and a honeybee; retains most of the traits of the African bee; now spread as far north as Texas

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Google previewEncyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety: Chemical, industries and occupations (1998)

by Jeanne Mager Stellman

The public health threat is multiple stings when the Africanized bee swarms and severe toxic reactions in humans. Two controls ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Modern Medicine (1992)

by J.C. Segen

Africanized bee 'Killer bee' A honey bee strain from Africa (Apis mellifera L) that has certain behaviors with adaptive value in the tropics, including swarming, absconding tendencies, defensive behavior and opportunistic use of resources; ...

Google previewMicrosoft Encarta College Dictionary (2001)

The First Dictionary For The Internet Age by Anne H. Soukhanov

kill*er bee nan Africanized bee (informaf) kill-er Cell ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary (1995)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc, Roger W. Pease, Jr.

killer bee n : AFRICANIZED BEE killer cell n : a T cell that functions in cell-mediated immunity by destroying a cell ( as a tumor celD having a specific antigenic molecule on its surface by causing ...

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