aphis

noun
\ ˈā-fəs How to pronounce aphis (audio) also ˈa-fəs \
plural aphides\ ˈā-​fə-​ˌdēz How to pronounce aphides (audio) , ˈa-​fə-​ \

Definition of aphis

: any of a genus (Aphis) of aphids broadly : aphid

First Known Use of aphis

1763, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for aphis

New Latin Aphid-, Aphis, genus name

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“Aphis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aphis. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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