circa 1889, in the meaning defined above
New Latin Coccus, genus of scales, from Greek kokkos grain, kermes
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“Coccid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coccid. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.
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