Pronunciation: (fil"uk-sēr'u, fi-lok'sur-u), [key]
—pl. phyl•lox•e•raePronunciation: (fil"uk-sēr'ē, fi-lok'su-rē"), [key] phyl•lox•e•ras.
any of several plant lice of the genus Phylloxera, esp. P. vitifoliae (grape phylloxera), which attacks the leaves and roots of grapevines.
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