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
Origin and Etymology of eriophyid
ultimately from Greek erion wool + phyē growth; akin to Greek physis growth — more at physics
First Known Use: 1942
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