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Meaning of phylloxera

phyl•lox•e•ra

Pronunciation: (fil"uk-sēr'u, fi-lok'sur-u), [key]
— pl. phyl•lox•e•rae phyl•lox•e•ras.
  1. any of several plant lice of the genus Phylloxera, esp. P. vitifoliaewhich attacks the leaves and roots of grapevines.
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