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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History and Etymology for Oribatoidea

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

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“Oribatoidea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oribatoidea. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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