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Definition of Ants, velvet

Ants, velvet: Common in most parts of the world including the Southern and Southwestern U.S., velvet ants are not true ants but rather parasitic wasps. Their sting can trigger allergic reactions. Avoidance, prompt treatment and, in selected cases, allergy injection therapy are useful.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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