Macrosiphum

noun
Mac·​ro·​si·​phum | \ ˌmakrōˈsīfəm \

Definition of Macrosiphum

: a genus of large often pink or green aphids including a number of economically important plant pests some of which are vectors of virus diseases (as mosaic) — see english grain aphid , pea aphid, rose aphid

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History and Etymology for Macrosiphum

New Latin, from macr- + Greek siphōn tube

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“Macrosiphum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Macrosiphum. Accessed 4 Jun. 2020.

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