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adelgid

[ uh-del-jid ]
/ əˈdɛl dʒɪd /
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noun
any of various homopterous insects of the family Adelgidae, as Adelges abietis(spruce gall aphid, or spruce gall adelgid ) and Pineus pinifoliae(pine leaf aphid ), that feed and form galls on conifers.
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Origin of adelgid

From New Latin Adelgidae, equivalent to Adelg(es) a genus name (apparently from Greek ádel(os) “unseen, invisible” (a- “not” + dêlos “visible, clear”) + New Latin -ges further origin unknown: unexplained by the name's originator) + -idae; see a-6, -id2
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