plural noun Phthir·a·car·i·dae \ˌthirəˈkarəˌdē\

Definition of Phthiracaridae

  1. :  a family of oribatid mites

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Origin and Etymology of phthiracaridae

New Latin, from Phthiracarus, type genus (from Greek phtheir louse + New Latin Acarus) + -idae

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to cast off or become cast off

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