coccid

[kok-sid]
|

noun

any of various related bugs of the superfamily Coccoidea, comprising the scale insects.

Nearby words

  1. cocaine,
  2. cocainism,
  3. cocainize,
  4. cocarcinogen,
  5. cocci,
  6. coccidia,
  7. coccidioidal,
  8. coccidioides,
  9. coccidioidin,
  10. coccidioidoma

Origin of coccid


Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for coccid



British Dictionary definitions for coccid

coccid

noun

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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012