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

Definition of Diaspididae

: 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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History and Etymology for Diaspididae

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

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“Diaspididae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Diaspididae. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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