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coccid

[kok-sid]
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noun
  1. any of various related bugs of the superfamily Coccoidea, comprising the scale insects.

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coccid

noun
  1. any homopterous insect of the superfamily Coccoidea, esp any of the family Coccidae, which includes the scale insects

Word Origin

C19: from New Latin Coccidae; see coccus
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