Africanized honeybee


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Africanized honeybee

(ăf′rĭ-kə-nīzd′)
n.
A honeybee that is found throughout South America, Central America, and southern North America and has the tendency to sting with great frequency. It is a hybrid between an African subspecies that was inadvertently released in Brazil in the 1950s and a European subspecies that was already present in South America. Also called killer bee.
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