dictyospermum scale

noun
dic·​ty·​o·​sper·​mum scale

Definition of dictyospermum scale

: a widely distributed rounded armored scale (Chrysomphalus dictyospermi) that is particularly destructive to citrus

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History and Etymology for dictyospermum scale

dictyospermum from New Latin Dictyospermum (synonym of Aneilema), from dicty- + -spermum

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“Dictyospermum scale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dictyospermum%20scale. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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