Definition of coccid in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkäksid/


A homopteran insect of the family Coccidae; a scale insect.
Example sentences
  • The tiny adult males are winged but the female coccids remain in the galls all their lives.
  • Aphids and coccids are major pests of agriculture and forestry throughout the world.
  • The only downside is the vigour of the tree, which is weakened by the sap sucking of the coccids.

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Syllabification: coc·cid

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