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psocid

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noun pso·cid \ˈsō-səd\

Definition of psocid

  1. :  any of an order (Psocoptera syn. Corrodentia) of minute usually winged primitive insects (as a book louse) having simple mouthparts



Origin of psocid

ultimately from New Latin Psocus, genus of lice


First Known Use: 1891


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