eriophyid

noun
er·​i·​o·​phy·​id | \ ˌer-ē-ˈä-fē-əd How to pronounce eriophyid (audio) , -ē-ə-ˈfī-əd How to pronounce eriophyid (audio) \

Definition of eriophyid

: any of a large family (Eriophyidae) of minute plant-feeding wormlike mites that have two pairs of legs and include gall mites and rust mites

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Other Words from eriophyid

eriophyid adjective

Examples of eriophyid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Be sure to use a miticide that will control eriophyid mites. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Reddish rose stems with extra thorns are distinct signs of possible rose rosette disease in your garden," 6 Sep. 2020 Be sure to use a miticide that will control eriophyid mites. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Reddish rose stems with extra thorns are distinct signs of possible rose rosette disease in your garden," 6 Sep. 2020 Be sure to use a miticide that will control eriophyid mites. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Reddish rose stems with extra thorns are distinct signs of possible rose rosette disease in your garden," 6 Sep. 2020 Controlling eriophyid mites next year may help reduce the transmission of this disease, so focus controls at the critical mite-transmission time in May and June. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Reddish rose stems with extra thorns are distinct signs of possible rose rosette disease in your garden," 6 Sep. 2020 Be sure to use a miticide that will control eriophyid mites. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Reddish rose stems with extra thorns are distinct signs of possible rose rosette disease in your garden," 6 Sep. 2020 Be sure to use a miticide that will control eriophyid mites. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, "Strange red stems and too many thorns? You probably need to destroy your rosebush," 1 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of eriophyid

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eriophyid

ultimately from Greek erion wool + phyē growth; akin to Greek physis growth — more at physics

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29 Nov 2020

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“Eriophyid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eriophyid. Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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