psocid

[ soh-sid, sos-id ]
/ ˈsoʊ sɪd, ˈsɒs ɪd /

noun

any of numerous minute winged insects of the family Psocidae (order Psocoptera), including most of the common barklice, having mouth parts adapted for chewing and feeding on fungi, lichens, algae, decaying plant material, etc., and occurring on the bark of trees and the leaves of plants.
any member of the order Psocoptera, comprising the booklice and barklice.

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Origin of psocid

1890–95; <New Latin Psocidae, equivalent to Psoc(us) name of a genus (<Greek psôchos dust) + -idae-id2

OTHER WORDS FROM psocid

pso·cine [soh-sahyn, sos-ahyn], /ˈsoʊ saɪn, ˈsɒs aɪn/, adjective
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