Definition of oniscoid in English:

oniscoid

adjective

Zoology
  • Of, relating to, or resembling a woodlouse; (later) specifically of or relating to the suborder Oniscoidea, which comprises the woodlice and allied forms.

noun

Zoology
  • A crustacean of the suborder Oniscoidea, especially a woodlouse.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Century Dictionary. From Oniscus + -oid.

Pronunciation

oniscoid

/əʊˈnɪskɔɪd/