Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various small, soft-bodied, sometimes winged insects of the order Psocoptera, which includes the booklice.

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  • n. Any member of the Psocidae.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A member of the corrodentian family Psocidæ.
  • Having the characters of or belonging to the family Psocidæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small winged insect living on the bark and leaves of trees and feeding on e.g. fungi and decaying plant matter

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From New Latin Psōcidae, family name, from Psōcus, type genus, from Greek psōkhos, dust.

Examples

  • I can't say as I know anything about exactly what type of psocid they are, but the feature that I immediately noticed that distinguished your beasties as psocids were the super-long antennae.

    Is it an isopteran? Is it a zorapteran? It's a psocopteran!

  • KUCEROVA, Z. and ZUSKA, J. (1991) Susceptibility of the psocid pest Liposcelis bostrychophilus to methoprene and to a new juvenoid.pp. 565-570.

    Chapter 10

  • " You press your eye against the eyepiece until, like the row of stiff bristles on the leg of a psocid, your lash rakes and combs the optical glass.

    Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas

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