lecanium

noun le·ca·ni·um \lə̇ˈkānēəm\

Definition of lecanium

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of naked soft-bodied somewhat hemispherical scales

  2. 2 plural -s :  any insect of the genus Lecanium —called also tortoise scale — see peach scale

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Origin and Etymology of lecanium

New Latin, from Greek lekanion small dish or pan, diminutive of lekanē basin, dish, pan — more at lekane


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