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 for Phylloxera
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Phylloxera \Phyl`lox*e"ra\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. fy`llon leaf +
     xhro`s dry.]
     1. (Zool.) A small hemipterous insect ({Phylloxera
        vastatrix) allied to the aphids. It attacks the roots and
        leaves of the grapevine, doing great damage, especially in
        [1913 Webster]
     Note: It exists in several forms, some of which are winged,
           other wingless. One form produces galls on the leaves
           and twigs, another affects the roots, causing galls or
           swellings, and often killing the vine.
           [1913 Webster]
     2. The diseased condition of a vine caused by the insect just
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: type genus of the Phylloxeridae: plant lice [syn:
           Phylloxera, genus Phylloxera]

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