plural noun

: a family of plant lice (such as the woolly apple aphid) having the cornicles reduced or absent and the wing venation simplified and including forms that cause leaf rolling and distortion of host growth and often produce quantities of woolly wax

Word History


New Latin, from Eriosomat-, Eriosoma, type genus (from erio- + -somat-, -soma) + -idae

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“Eriosomatidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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