citrophilus mealybug


ci·​troph·​i·​lus mealybug
variants or less commonly citrophilous mealybug
: a mealybug (Pseudococcus fragilis) especially destructive to citrus

Word History


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

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“Citrophilus mealybug.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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