psocid

noun
pso·​cid | \ ˈsō-səd How to pronounce psocid (audio) \

Definition of psocid

: any of an order (Psocoptera synonym Corrodentia) of minute usually winged primitive insects (such as a book louse) having simple mouthparts

Examples of psocid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other insects include psocids (small, winged, grey creatures), praying mantis', mites, and ticks when the weather is unseasonably warm outside. Lauren Smith, Good Housekeeping, "Your Christmas Tree Might Be Filled With Bugs," 29 Nov. 2016

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First Known Use of psocid

1884, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for psocid

ultimately from New Latin Psocus, genus of lice

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“Psocid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/psocid. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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