Africanized bee


Africanized bee
Af·ri·can·ized bee .af-ri-kə-.nīzd- n a honeybee that originated in Brazil as an accidental hybrid between an aggressive African subspecies (Apis mellifera scutellata) and previously established European honeybees and has spread to Mexico and the southernmost U.S. by breeding with local bees producing populations retaining most of the African bee's traits called also Africanized honeybee, killer bee

Medical dictionary. 2011.