Coccidae

plural noun

Coc·​ci·​dae
ˈkäksəˌdē
: an important family of homopterous insects mostly of small size, sometimes including all the scales, mealybugs, and related forms but now often restricted to the soft and tortoise scales

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Coccus, type genus + -idae

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“Coccidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Coccidae. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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