citrophilus mealybug

noun ci·troph·i·lus mealybug \sə̇‧ˈträfələs-\
variants: less commonly

citrophilous mealybug

\sə̇‧ˈträfələs-\

Definition of citrophilus mealybug

  1. :  a mealybug (Pseudococcus fragilis) especially destructive to citrus

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Origin and Etymology of citrophilus mealybug

citrophilus from New Latin, from citr- + -philus; citrophilous alteration (influenced by -philous) of citrophilus


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