Coccidae

plural noun Coc·ci·dae \ˈkäksəˌdē\

Definition of Coccidae

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of coccidae

New Latin, from Coccus, type genus + -idae


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