Eriophyidae

plural noun

Er·​i·​o·​phy·​i·​dae
ˌerēōˈfīəˌdē
: a large family of minute wormlike plant-feeding mites with two pairs of legs placed far anterior, lacking a respiratory system, some forming galls, others feeding on leaves and often causing blisters

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Eriophyes, type genus + -idae

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“Eriophyidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Eriophyidae. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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