any of a family (Coccidae) of scale insects, usually with a soft, waxy outer covering
Origin of coccid; from 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.