Af·ri·can·ized bee (ăfʹrĭ-kə-nīzd')
A hybrid strain of honeybee introduced into Brazil in the mid-1950s and distinguished by aggressive traits such as the tendency to mass swarm and sting with great frequency. The bee was developed by a geneticist attempting to produce a commercial honeybee better adapted to the tropics. Also called Africanized honeybee, killer bee.
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