Halotydeus

noun Halo·tyd·e·us \¦halō¦tīdēəs, -tid-, tīˌd(y)üs\

Definition of Halotydeus

  1. :  a genus of soft-bodied phytophagous mites that have the front pair of legs modified as sensory organs and that are destructive to legumes and certain other crops in southern Africa and Australia — see sandmite

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Origin and Etymology of halotydeus

New Latin, from hal- + Tydeus, genus of mites, after Tydeus, Greek mythological hero


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