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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