Orthezia

noun

Or·​the·​zia
ȯ(r)ˈthēzh(ē)ə
: a genus of coccids (the type of the family Ortheziidae) including species that attack greenhouse plants throughout the world

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, probably from J. A. Dorthes †1794 French physician + New Latin -ia

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“Orthezia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Orthezia. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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