Isle of Wight disease

\ -ˈwīt- \

Definition of Isle of Wight disease

: a serious European disease of adult honeybees caused by a minute mite (Acarapis woodi)

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History and Etymology for Isle of Wight disease

Isle of Wight, island in the English channel constituting a county of England

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“Isle of Wight disease.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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