coc·​cid ˈkäk-səd How to pronounce coccid (audio)

Word History


New Latin Coccus, genus of scales, from Greek kokkos grain, kermes

First Known Use

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coccid was circa 1889

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“Coccid.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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