erineum

noun
erin·​e·​um | \ ə̇ˈrinēəm \
plural erinea\ -​ēə \ or erineums

Definition of erineum

: an abnormal felty growth of hairs from the leaf epidermis of plants caused by various mites

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History and Etymology for erineum

New Latin, from Greek erineon, eirineon, neuter of erineos, eirineos woolen, from erion, eirion wool, diminutive of eiros fleece

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“Erineum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/erineum. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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