oribatid


orib·a·tid

noun \-ˈri-bə-təd, ˌr-ə-ˈba-təd\

Definition of ORIBATID

:  any of a superfamily (Oribatoidea) of small oval eyeless nonparasitic mites having a heavily sclerotized integument with a leathery appearance
oribatid adjective

Origin of ORIBATID

New Latin Oribatidae (coextensive with Oribatoidea), from Oribata, genus name, from Greek oribatēs walking the mountains, from oros mountain + -batēs, from bainein to go — more at orient, come
First Known Use: 1875

orib·a·tid

noun \-ˈrib-ət-əd, ˌr-ə-ˈbat-əd\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ORIBATID

: any of a superfamily (Oribatoidea) of small oval eyeless nonparastic mites having a heavily sclerotized integument with a leathery appearance
oribatid adjective

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