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

any of various related bugs of the superfamily Coccoidea, comprising the scale insects.
[1890–1900; < cocc (us)]
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Amblyseiinae (Acari: Phytoseiidae) (Krantz, 1978) often lives with predatory mites and phytophagous spider mites, eriophyoid, tarsonemid, aphids, coccid, and so on.
Fecal streptococci (FS) were Gram-positive, catalase-negative, non-spore forming coccid that grew at 35[degrees]C in a medium containing bile salts and sodium azide (Joao, 2010).
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).
The biological control of coccid pests in South India by use of beetle, Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Muslant.
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.
This smaller cell type was coccid or, less frequently, rod-shaped, lacked intracellular membranes, and resembled chemoautotrophic bacteria (Cavanaugh et al., 1992).
He explained that Tolaat HaShani refers to the coccid (scale insect) used to produce the scarlet dye during the biblical and Second Temple periods, for both sacred and secular purposes.
Sometimes a third player enters the story, a coccid (a soft scale insect).
Dixon intriguingly contrasts the effectiveness of predatory ladybirds on coccid scale pests, and their ineffectiveness on aphids.
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.