Coccid meaning

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Any of a family (Coccidae) of scale insects, usually with a soft, waxy outer covering.
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Any of very many scale insects (including mealybugs) of the superfamily Coccoidea; especially an insect of the family Coccidae.
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Origin of coccid

  • From New Latin Coccidae family name from Coccus type genus from Greek kokkos grain

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition