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Related to coccid: coccid insect
See scale insect.
[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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any of various related bugs of the superfamily Coccoidea, comprising the scale insects.
[1890–1900; < cocc (us)]
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