any of a family (Coccidae) of scale insects, usually with a soft, waxy outer covering
Origin of coccidfrom Modern Latin Coccidae from Classical Greek kokkis, diminutive of kokkos, berry
See scale insect.
Origin of coccidFrom New Latin Coccidae family name from Coccus type genus from Greek kokkos grain
- Any of very many scale insects (including mealybugs) of the superfamily Coccoidea; especially an insect of the family Coccidae.