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 (ā′fĭs, ăf′ĭs)
n. pl. a·phi·des (ā′fĭ-dēz′, ăf′ĭ-)
An aphid, especially one of the genus Aphis.

[New Latin Aphis, genus name.]


n, pl aphides (ˈeɪfɪˌdiːz)
1. (Animals) any of various aphids constituting the genus Aphis, such as the blackfly
2. (Animals) any other aphid
[C18: from New Latin (coined by Linnaeus for obscure reasons)]


(ˈeɪ fɪs, ˈæf ɪs)

n., pl. a•phi•des (ˈeɪ fɪˌdiz, ˈæf ɪ-)
an aphid, esp. of the genus Aphis.
[1765–75; < New Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aphis - type genus of the Aphididae: injurious to fruit trees and vegetablesAphis - type genus of the Aphididae: injurious to fruit trees and vegetables
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
Aphididae, family Aphididae - small soft-bodied plant lice
Aphis pomi, apple aphid, green apple aphid - bright green aphid; feeds on and causes curling of apple leaves
Aphis fabae, bean aphid, blackfly - blackish aphid that infests e.g. beans and sugar beets


[ˈeɪfɪs] N (aphides (pl)) [ˈeɪfɪdiːz]áfido m
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Afterwards I allowed an ant to visit them, and it immediately seemed, by its eager way of running about, to be well aware what a rich flock it had discovered; it then began to play with its antennae on the abdomen first of one aphis and then of another; and each aphis, as soon as it felt the antennae, immediately lifted up its abdomen and excreted a limpid drop of sweet juice, which was eagerly devoured by the ant.
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