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oribatid

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noun orib·a·tid \ȯ-ˈri-bə-təd, ˌȯr-ə-ˈba-təd\

Definition of oribatid

  1. :  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


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oribatid

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noun orib·a·tid \ȯ-ˈrib-ət-əd, ˌȯr-ə-ˈbat-əd\

Medical Definition of oribatid

  1. :  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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