Dactylopius

noun
Dac·​ty·​lo·​pi·​us | \ -ˈlōpēəs \

Definition of Dactylopius

: a genus of scales containing the cochineal insect and formerly those mealybugs that are now placed in Pseudococcus

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History and Etymology for Dactylopius

New Latin, from dactyl- + -pius (probably from Greek piōn fat); from the form of the body

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“Dactylopius.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dactylopius. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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