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corn-root aphid

[kawrn-root, -roo t] /ˈkɔrnˌrut, -ˌrʊt/
noun
1.
an aphid, Anuraphis maidiradicis, that lives as a symbiont in colonies of cornfield ants and feeds on the roots of corn: an agricultural pest.
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