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coch·i·neal

(kotch'i-nēl'), [C.I. 75470]
The dried female insects, Coccus cacti, enclosing the young larvae, or the dried female insect, Dactylopius coccus, containing eggs and larvae, from which coccinellin is obtained; used as a red coloring agent and a stain. See: carmine.
Synonym(s): coccinella, coccus (2)
[O.Sp. cochinilla, wood louse, fr. G. kokkinos, berry]

cochineal

/coch·i·neal/ (koch´ĭ-nēl) dried female insects of Coccus cacti, enclosing young larvae; used as a coloring agent for pharmaceuticals and as a biological stain.

cochineal

[koch′inēl′]
Etymology: L, coccineus, bright red
a red dye prepared from the dried female insects of the species Coccus cacti containing young larvae. During the preparation of the dye the larvae are extracted with an aqueous solution of alum. The resulting dye has been used in coloring medicines.

coch·i·neal

(kotch'i-nēl)
[CI 75470] The dried female insects, Coccus cacti, enclosing the young larvae, or the dried female insect, Dactylopius coccus, containing eggs and larvae, from which coccinellin is obtained; used as a red coloring agent and a stain.
See: carmine
Synonym(s): coccus (2) .
[O.Sp. cochinilla, wood louse, fr. G. kokkinos, berry]
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Dactylopius coccus Costa, 1829 es una especie de gran importancia comercial, debido a que de las hembras adultas se obtiene el colorante rojo acido carminico, el cual tiene una gran cantidad de aplicaciones en diferentes industrias, principalmente en la de los alimentos, la farmaceutica y la de los cosmeticos (Mendez et al.
Dactylopius coccus presento a la emergencia ovarios con ovocitos completamente inmaduros, por lo que es una especie sinovigenica.
Dactylopius coccus, flora which the natural dye carminic acid is obtained, is highly important for industry processes.
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Dentro de esta superfamilia, la familia Dactylopiidae es una de las mas importantes, ya que en ella se encuentra la grana cochinilla Dactylopius coccus Costa, 1829, especie de gran importancia economica pues de ella se obtiene el colorante rojo acido carminico, el cual se usa con varios fines industriales (Vigueras & Portillo 2001).