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a·phid

 (ā′fĭd, ăf′ĭd)
n.
Any of various small, soft-bodied insects of the superfamily Aphidoidea that feed by sucking sap from plants and that can reproduce asexually. Also called plant louse.

[New Latin Aphis, Aphid-, type genus, coined by Carolus Linnaeus, perhaps as a back-formed singular *Aphīs, from plural *Aphīdes, irregularly derived from Greek apheideis, plural of apheidēs, unsparing, unmerciful, lavish (in reference to the damage caused by aphids or to their high reproductive rate) : a-, not; see a-1 + pheidesthai, to spare, be merciful, live thriftily; see bheid- in Indo-European roots.]

a·phid′i·an (ə-fĭd′ē-ən) adj. & n.

aphid

(ˈeɪfɪd)
n
(Animals) any of the small homopterous insects of the family Aphididae, which feed by sucking the juices from plants. Also called: plant louse See also greenfly, blackfly
[C19: back formation from aphides, plural of aphis]
aphidian adj, n
aˈphidious adj

a•phid

(ˈeɪ fɪd, ˈæf ɪd)

n.
any of numerous tiny soft-bodied insects of the family Aphididae that suck the sap from the stems and leaves of various plants. Also called plant louse.
[1880–85; back formation from aphides, pl. of aphis]
a•phid•i•an (əˈfɪd i ən) adj., n.

a·phid

(ā′fĭd, ăf′ĭd)
Any of various small, soft-bodied insects that feed by sucking sap from plants. Aphids can be very destructive and can transmit plant diseases.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aphid - any of various small plant-sucking insectsaphid - any of various small plant-sucking insects
plant louse, louse - any of several small insects especially aphids that feed by sucking the juices from plants
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
greenfly - greenish aphid; pest on garden and crop plants
ant cow - excretes a honeylike substance eaten by ants
woolly aphid, woolly plant louse - secretes a waxy substance like a mass of fine curly white cotton or woolly threads
Translations
أرَقَه، مَنَّه
mšice
bladlus
kirva
blaîlús
amaras
laputs
yaprak biti

aphid

[ˈeɪfɪd] Náfido m

aphid

[ˈeɪfɪd] npuceron m

aphid

nBlattlaus f

aphid

[ˈeɪfɪd] nafide m

aphid

(ˈeifid) noun
a very small insect that lives on plants, especially a greenfly.
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