Aphidian A*phid"i*an, a. (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the family {Aphid[ae]}. -- n. One of the aphides; an aphid. [1913 Webster]

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  • aphidian — See aphid. * * * …   Universalium

  • aphidian — 1. adjective Like an aphid. 2. noun A member of genus Aphidoidea …   Wiktionary

  • aphidian — aphidˈian adjective and noun • • • Main Entry: ↑aphis …   Useful english dictionary

  • aphid — aphidian /euh fid ee euhn/, adj., n. aphidious, adj. /ay fid, af id/, n. any of numerous tiny soft bodied insects of the family Aphididae of worldwide distribution, that suck the sap from the stems and leaves of various plants, some developing… …   Universalium

  • Aphid — A phid, n. (Zo[ o]l.) One of the genus Aphis; an aphidian. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aphid — noun ˈæfɪd Sapsucking pest insect of the superfamily Aphidoidea; an aphidian …   Wiktionary

  • aphid — /ˈeɪfəd / (say ayfuhd) noun any of the plant sucking insects of the family Aphididae; greenfly; plant louse. {from New Latin aphides, plural of aphis} –aphidian /əˈfɪdiən/ (say uh fideeuhn), adjective, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • aphid — [ā′fid, af′id] n. [< ModL aphis (pl. aphides); first applied by LINNAEUS Carolus prob. < MGr, misreading of Gr koris, a bug] any of a large family (Aphididae) of small, soft bodied homopteran insects that suck the juice from plants; plant… …   English World dictionary

  • aphidious — aphidˈious adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑aphis * * * aphidious, a. rare 0. (əˈfɪdɪəs) [f. as prec. + ious.] = aphidian. in Mayne Exp. Lex …   Useful english dictionary

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