n. a genus of plant lice of the family Aphididae, consisting of one type of the wooly aphids.
Syn. -- genus Eriosoma.
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(?), n. [NL.] (Zol.) A genus of dipterous insects whose young (called rat-tailed larv) are remarkable for their long tapering tail, which spiracles at the tip, and for their ability to live in very impure and salt waters; -- also called drone fly.





(?), } a. [Gr. , fr. to strive, wrangle, strife.] Controversial. [Archaic]
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A specimen of admirable special pleading in the court of eristic logic.
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