Other Word Forms of Aphid
Origin of Aphid
Modern Latin aphides, coined by Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus in 1758. His inspiration for the name remains unclear. OED suggests a connection to Ancient Greek αφειδής (apheidēs, “unsparing, lavishly borrowed”) in reference to the insects' voracity or rapid rate of production.
New Latin Aphis Aphid- type genus
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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