Definition of Aphid

1. Noun. Any of various small plant-sucking insects.




Definition of Aphid

1. n. One of the genus Aphis; an aphidian.

Definition of Aphid

1. Noun. Sapsucking pest insect of the superfamily ''Aphidoidea''; an aphidian. ¹

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Definition of Aphid

1. any of a family of small, soft-bodied insects [n -S]

Medical Definition of Aphid

1. One of the genus Aphis; an aphidian. They are small insects that suck the juices of plants. Some genera are asterochiton, eriosoma, and phylloxera. (25 Jun 1999)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aphid

apheta
aphetas
aphetic
aphetically
aphetise
aphetised
aphetises
aphetism
aphetisms
aphetize
aphetized
aphetizes
aphetizing
aphicide
aphicides
aphid (current term)
aphid lion
aphides
aphidian
aphidians
aphidicide
aphidicides
aphidicolin
aphidivorous
aphidlike
aphidophagous
aphids
aphilanthropy
aphilopony
aphilosophical

Literary usage of Aphid

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1. General Biology: A Book of Outlines and Practical Studies for the General by James George Needham (1910)
"The habitual guarding of aphid colonies by ants, safeguarding their own supply of honey dew.—This is the commonest type of association, and the one easiest ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1912)
"HENRY LEFFMANN SPECIAL ARTICLES ELM LEAP CCRL AND WOOLLY aphid OF THE APPLE IT was with considerable astonishment while working over some elm aphids several ..."

3. Studies on the Germ Cell of Aphids by Nettie Maria Stevens (1906)
"II, and the nasturtium aphid with four chromosomes (figs. 39, 47, 66); or again, the metaphase of the maturation spindle of the parthenogenetic egg of the ..."

4. Forestry in New England: A Handbook of Eastern Forest Management by Ralph Chipman Hawley, Austin Foster Hawes (1912)
"This aphid occurs everywhere throughout the range of the white pine. Appearance. —A cottony appearance on the twigs, and sometimes over the trunk of the ..."

5. Bryn Mawr College Monographs by Bryn Mawr College (1906)
"I, and -the star cucumber aphid, with five chromosomes (figs. 3, 23, 36, 105); or that of the black milkweed aphid, the Oenothera aphid No. ..."

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