aphid definition

  • noun:
    • some of different little, soft-bodied insects associated with the family members Aphididae that have mouthparts especially adjusted for piercing and feed by sucking sap from plants. Also known as plant louse.
    • Sapsucking pest insect of the superfamily Aphidoidea; an aphidian.
    • one of several genus Aphis; an aphidian.
    • An aphidian; a plant-louse; a part of this genus Aphis or family AphididÅ“ce (which see). In plural, the plant-lice: a general or indeterminate term the people in the genus Aphis, for the household AphididÅ“ce, or of this suborder Phytophthiria.
    • any one of different small plant-sucking pests

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