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phylloxera

phyl·lox·e·ra

phylloxera

pronunciation:
fI lk si r [or] fih lak s r
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part of speech: noun
inflections: phylloxerae, phylloxeras
definition: any of a widely distributed family of insects that feed on the leaves and roots of certain plants, esp. the grapevine.
Word Parts
The word phylloxera contains the following parts:
phyll, phyllo Greek root that means leaf
xer, xero, xeri Greek root that means dry