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aphis

División en sílabas: a·phis
Pronunciación: /ˈāfis, ˈaf-
 
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Definición de aphis en inglés:

sustantivo (plural aphides /ˈāfiˌdēz, ˈafi-/)

An aphid, especially one of the genus Aphis.
Example sentences
  • The leaf-hopper can be disposed of in the same fashion as the aphides and slugs above mentioned.
  • In passing under a tree infested with aphides the drops can be felt like a fine rain.
  • Various parasites such as lice, ticks, mites, aphides and chiggers attack untreated and unprotected animals and plants.

Origen

late 18th century: modern Latin, from Greek, perhaps a misreading of koris 'bug' (misinterpreting the Greek characters κορ 'kor' as αφ 'aph').

Words that rhyme with aphis

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