Dysdercus

noun Dys·der·cus \ də̇sˈdərkəs \

Definition of Dysdercus

:a genus of long-legged slender-bodied usually brightly colored bugs (family Pyrrhocoridae) that feed chiefly in the developing seed of cotton causing discoloration of the lint — see cotton stainer

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Origin and Etymology of dysdercus

New Latin, probably from Greek dysderkēs ugly, hard to see, from dys- + -derkēs (from derkesthai to see, flash)


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