adelgid

[ uh-del-jid ]
/ əˈdɛl dʒɪd /

noun

any of various homopterous insects of the family Adelgidae, as Adelges abietis (spruce gall aphid) and Pineus pinifoliae (pine leaf aphid), that feed and form galls on conifers.

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Origin of adelgid

< New Latin Adelgidae, equivalent to Adelg(es) a genus name (apparently < Greek ádel(os) unseen, invisible (a- a-6 + dêlos visible, clear) + New Latin -ges < ?: unexplained by the name's originator) + -idae -id2

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