plural noun

: a widely distributed family of thrips many of which are serious pests on a great variety of plants

Word History


New Latin, from Phloeothrips, type genus (from Greek phloios, phloos bark + thrips) + -idae

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“Phloeothripidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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