Diaspididae

plural noun Di·as·pi·di·dae \dīˌaspəˈdī(ˌ)dē\

Definition of Diaspididae

  1. :  a family of scales that have a one-jointed beak and a female which secretes a firm scaly covering over herself and her eggs and that comprise the armored scales

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Origin and Etymology of diaspididae

New Latin, from Diaspid-, Diaspis, type genus (from dia- + -aspid-, -aspis) + -idae


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