Mordwilkoja

noun

Mord·​wil·​ko·​ja
ˌmȯ(r)dwə̇lˈkōjə,
mȯ(r)dˈwilkəjə
: a genus of aphids that cause disfiguring galls on cottonwood in western North America

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Aleksandr K. Mordvilko †1938 Russian entomologist

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“Mordwilkoja.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Mordwilkoja. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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