plural noun

: a family of Acarina including active hairy usually reddish mites of predatory habits having the larvae parasitic on insects or on other arachnids

Word History


New Latin, from Erythraea, type genus (from Greek erythraia, feminine of erythraios) + -idae

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“Erythraeidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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