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Coined in 1982 by Douglas Hofstadter in his Scientific American column Metamagical Themas, after a study of the behaviour of sphexide wasps, +‎ -ish.

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sphexish (comparative more sphexish, superlative most sphexish)

  1. (of animal behaviour) deterministic; preprogrammed

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