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

Other Words from eriophyid

eriophyid adjective

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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