- any of various related bugs of the superfamily Coccoidea, comprising the scale insects.
Origin of coccid
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Coccid—California Coccid exchanged for specimens from all parts of the world.
It is to be observed that in no case is more than one parasite to be found in a Coccid.
- any homopterous insect of the superfamily Coccoidea, esp any of the family Coccidae, which includes the scale insects
Word Origin for coccid
C19: from New Latin Coccidae; see coccus
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