coccid [käk′sid΄]
[< ModL Coccidae, < Gr kokkis, dim. of kokkos, berry]
any of a family (Coccidae) of scale insects, usually with a soft, waxy outer covering

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  • coccid — noun Etymology: New Latin Coccus, genus of scales, from Greek kokkos grain, kermes Date: circa 1889 scale insect …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • coccid — /kok sid/, n. any of various related bugs of the superfamily Coccoidea, comprising the scale insects. [COCC(US) + ID2] * * * …   Universalium

  • coccid — noun Any of very many insects of the superfamily Coccoidea (and especially of the family Coccidae) ; the scale insects and mealybugs …   Wiktionary

  • còccid — còc|cid Mot Pla Nom masculí …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • coccid — n. any insect that remains still on plants including the scale insects …   English contemporary dictionary

  • coccid — coc·cid …   English syllables

  • coccid — coc•cid [[t]ˈkɒk sɪd[/t]] n. ent any of various related bugs of the superfamily Coccoidea, comprising the scale insects • Etymology: 1890–1900; <cocc (us) …   From formal English to slang

  • coccid — /ˈkɒksɪd/ (say koksid) noun any insect of the homopterous superfamily Coccoidea, including the scale insects, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • coccid — ˈkäksə̇d, ˌsid noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin Coccidae : a scale or mealybug : any member of the superfamily Coccoidea …   Useful english dictionary

  • coccid scale insects — type of scale like insect which causes damage to agriculture …   English contemporary dictionary

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