Hydrachnidae

plural noun Hy·drach·ni·dae \-nəˌdē\

Definition of Hydrachnidae

in some classifications

  1. :  a large family of water mites (group Hydrachnellae) that includes all the common free-living mites of fresh water and a few parasites of the gills of mollusks and that is now usually broken up into numerous separate families

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Origin and Etymology of hydrachnidae

New Latin, from Hydrachna, type genus (from hydr- + Greek achna, achnē foam, chaff) + -idae — more at ear


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