phylloxera[fi läks′ə rə; fil′äk sir′ə]
phylloxera definition by Webster's New World
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phylloxera definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. phyl·lox·e·rae
Any of several small insects of the genus Phylloxera that are related to aphids, especially P. vitifoliae, a widely distributed species very destructive to grape crops.
Origin: New Latin Phylloxēra, genus name : Greek phullo-, phyllo- + Greek xēros, dry.
- phylˌlox·eˈran adjective & n.