Aspidiotus

noun
As·​pid·​i·​o·​tus | \ (ˌ)aˌspidēˈōtəs \

Definition of Aspidiotus

: a genus of armored scales including the San Jose scale and several others that are very destructive to orchard trees

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History and Etymology for Aspidiotus

New Latin, modification of Greek aspidiōtēs one bearing a shield, from aspid-, aspis shield

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“Aspidiotus.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aspidiotus. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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