armored scale


Definition of armored scale

: any of a family (Diaspididae) of scale insects having a firm covering of wax best developed in the female

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Recent Examples on the Web Unattractive bumps on the branches and stems of an olive are most likely the result of a bacterial disease called olive knot, though armored scale insects might also be to blame. oregonlive, 11 July 2021

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First Known Use of armored scale

1881, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of armored scale was in 1881

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“Armored scale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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