Rhizoglyphus

noun Rhi·zog·ly·phus \rīˈzägləfəs\

Definition of Rhizoglyphus

  1. :  a widely distributed genus of mites including some that are injurious to winter wheat and rye and to lily and other bulbs — see bulb mite

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Origin and Etymology of rhizoglyphus

New Latin, from rhiz- + Greek glyphē carved work — more at glyph


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