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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