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Meaning of aphid

a•phid

Pronunciation: (ā'fid, af'id), [key]
— n.
  1. 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 wings when overcrowding occurs: an important pest of many fruit trees and vegetable crops. Also called
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