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[From New Latin Coccidae, family name, from Coccus, type genus, from Greek kokkos, grain.]


(Animals) any homopterous insect of the superfamily Coccoidea, esp any of the family Coccidae, which includes the scale insects
[C19: from New Latin Coccidae; see coccus]


(ˈkɒk sɪd)

any of various related bugs of the superfamily Coccoidea, comprising the scale insects.
[1890–1900; < cocc (us)]
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monocytogenes cells exhibited significant morphological changes including coccid cell formation, clumping of cytoplasm or leakage of cytoplasmic contents through pore formation and membrane bleb formation (Figure 2).
Research presented here explored the relationship between zooplankton feeding behavior and cyanobacteria morphology, specifically, how resident ECR zooplankton growth was affected by filamentous versus coccid algal morphologies.
Dyes may have been, too, including the famous West Asian qirmis, a dye derived from the dried bodies of several insects of the coccid family.
However, there are some commonalities as well, with flies, thrips, chalcid wasps, coccid bugs (Hemiptera: Sternorrhyncha), and a few beetles and moths inducing gall formation.
A Classification of the Higher Groups and Genera of the Coccid Family Margarodidae.
The authors are grateful to Dr Eleonora Eugenia Kozubsky from the National University of La Plata for provides us a control sample of coccids and to Dr Martin Fugassa of the Biology Department from the National University of Mar del Plata, for technical assistance.
Feeding habits, post embryonic and adult survival, mating, virility and fecundity of the predacious mite Amblyseius swirskii (Acarina: Phytoseiidae) on some coccids and mealy-bugs.
The genus Torvothrips includes only parasitoid species within galls of the coccids, Olliffiella spp.