psocid
noun Etymology: ultimately from New Latin Psocus, genus of lice Date: 1891 any of an order (Psocoptera syn. Corrodentia) of minute usually winged primitive insects (as a book louse) having simple mouthparts

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  • psocid — [sō′sid, säs′id] n. [< ModL Psocidae (< Gr psōchos, dust < psōchein, to rub small < IE base * bhes , to rub fine > SAND) + idae, IDAE] any of an order (Psocoptera) of small, winged insects with biting mouthparts, including the book …   English World dictionary

  • psocid — psocine /soh suyn, sos uyn/, adj. /soh sid, sos id/, n. 1. any of numerous minute winged insects of the family Psocidae (order Psocoptera), including most of the common barklice, having mouth parts adapted for chewing and feeding on fungi,… …   Universalium

  • psocid — pso•cid [[t]ˈsoʊ sɪd, ˈsɒs ɪd[/t]] n. ent any of numerous tiny lice of the order Psocoptera, many of which are pests on woody plants and plant products, as the booklouse • Etymology: 1890–95; < NL Psocidae=Psoc(us) name of a genus (< Gk… …   From formal English to slang

  • psocid — noun small winged insect living on the bark and leaves of trees and feeding on e.g. fungi and decaying plant matter • Hypernyms: ↑psocopterous insect • Hyponyms: ↑bark louse, ↑bark louse • Member Holonyms: ↑Psocidae, ↑family Psocidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Aix sponsa — Wood Wood, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG. witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; frequently …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alauda arborea — Wood Wood, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG. witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; frequently …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anemone nemorosa — Wood Wood, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG. witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; frequently …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Anobium tessellatum — Deathwatch Death watch (?; 224), n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small beetle ({Anobium tessellatum} and other allied species). By forcibly striking its head against woodwork it makes a ticking sound, which is a call of the sexes to each other, but has… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • book lice — Wood Wood, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG. witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; frequently …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bridal duck — Wood Wood, n. [OE. wode, wude, AS. wudu, wiodu; akin to OHG. witu, Icel. vi?r, Dan. & Sw. ved wood, and probably to Ir. & Gael. fiodh, W. gwydd trees, shrubs.] [1913 Webster] 1. A large and thick collection of trees; a forest or grove; frequently …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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