noun Dac·ty·lo·pi·us \-ˈlōpēəs\

Definition of Dactylopius

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

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Origin and Etymology of dactylopius

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

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a trip made at another's expense

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