Definition of margarodid in English:

margarodid

noun

Entomology
  • Any scale insect of the family Margarodidae, some of which form pearl-like subterranean cysts on the roots of plants and can be a pest of grapevines.

adjective

Entomology
  • Of, relating to, or designating scale insects of the family Margarodidae.

Origin

1940s. From scientific Latin Margarodidae, family name from scientific Latin Margarodes, genus name + -idae.

Pronunciation

margarodid

/ˌmɑːɡəˈrəʊdɪd/