Definition of Genus Coccus
1. Noun. Type genus of the Coccidae.
Group relationships: Coccidae, Family Coccidae
Member holonyms: Brown Soft Scale, Coccus Hesperidum
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Coccus
Literary usage of Genus Coccus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1863-1871), Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1906)
"THE TYPE OF THE genus Coccus. BY MRS. ME FERNALD, AMHERST, MASS. ... under the genus Coccus, in his Systema Naturze, ed. x (1758), and no one has ever been ..."
2. The Utilization of Minute Life: Being Practical Studies on Insects by Thomas Lamb Phipson (1864)
"The Kermes—Latreille and his genus Coccus—Coccus ilicis—Crimson of the Romans—Brussels and Flemish Tapestries—Coccus ..."
3. Monograph of the Coccidæ of the British Isles by Robert Newstead (1903)
"The genus Coccus is a very distinct one, and may be denned as follows :— Adult female.—The somewhat degenerate antennae consist of from five to seven joints ..."
4. The Animal Kingdom: Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier (1832)
"They constitute the genus Coccus, Lin. The bark of various trees is ... These bodies are nevertheless animals of this class and belong to the genus Coccus. ..."
5. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"(at) With the scarlet dye obtained from insects of the genus Coccus. (6) With any famt dye ; in fast colors : as, to dye in grain. ..."