noun Er·i·oph·y·es \-fēˌēz\

Definition of Eriophyes

  1. :  the type genus of Eriophyidae formerly containing a great number of gall and blister mites most of which are now placed in other genera

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Origin and Etymology of eriophyes

New Latin, from erio- + -phyes (from Greek phyē growth, stature)

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