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

Examples of eriophyid in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bushes are constantly checked for rosette disease, a lethal virus transmitted by eriophyid mites; and last February, Winter Storm Uri, a blizzard that affected large swaths of the Southwest, wiped out a number of the roses. New York Times, 2 Nov. 2021 The rose rosette virus is transmitted by an eriophyid mite and through grafts. oregonlive, 2 May 2021 Be sure to use a miticide that will control eriophyid mites. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 6 Sep. 2020 Be sure to use a miticide that will control eriophyid mites. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 6 Sep. 2020 Be sure to use a miticide that will control eriophyid mites. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 6 Sep. 2020 Be sure to use a miticide that will control eriophyid mites. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 6 Sep. 2020 Be sure to use a miticide that will control eriophyid mites. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 6 Sep. 2020 Be sure to use a miticide that will control eriophyid mites. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 6 Sep. 2020

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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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“Eriophyid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eriophyid. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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