Rhizoglyphus

noun
Rhi·zog·ly·phus | \ rīˈzägləfəs \

Definition of Rhizoglyphus 

: 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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New Latin, from rhiz- + Greek glyphē carved work

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