Cryptolaemus

noun
Cryp·​to·​lae·​mus | \ ˌkriptəˈlēməs \

Definition of Cryptolaemus

: a genus of small predacious coccinellid beetles including an Australian species (C. montrouzieri) that has been widely introduced to control mealybug infestations on citrus

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History and Etymology for Cryptolaemus

New Latin, from crypt- + -laemus (from Greek laimos throat, gullet)

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“Cryptolaemus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cryptolaemus. Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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