Oribatoidea

plural noun Ori·ba·toi·dea \ ˌōrəbəˈtȯidēə \

Definition of Oribatoidea

:a superfamily of small oval eyeless nonparasitic mites having a heavily sclerotized integument with a leathery appearance

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Origin and Etymology of oribatoidea

New Latin, from Oribata (perhaps from Greek oreibatēs mountain-ranging, from oros mountain + -batēs, from bainein to go) + -oidea


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