Phytoptidae

plural noun
Phy·​top·​ti·​dae | \ -təˌdē \

Definition of Phytoptidae

: a family of minute plant-parasitic mites that includes various destructive bud mites and blister mites and is often treated as a subfamily of Eriophyidae

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History and Etymology for Phytoptidae

New Latin, from Phytoptus, type genus + -idae

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“Phytoptidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Phytoptidae. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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