Ad·​el·​phoc·​o·​ris | \ ˌa-dᵊl-ˈfä-kə-rəs \

Definition of Adelphocoris

: a widely distributed genus of rather small mirid bugs including a number of species destructive to economic plants (as the alfalfa plant bug)

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First Known Use of Adelphocoris

circa 1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Adelphocoris

New Latin, from adelpho- + Greek koris bug

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“Adelphocoris.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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