oribatid

noun
orib·​a·​tid | \ ȯ-ˈri-bə-təd How to pronounce oribatid (audio) , ˌȯr-ə-ˈba-təd How to pronounce oribatid (audio) \

Definition of oribatid

: any of a superfamily (Oribatoidea) of small oval eyeless nonparasitic mites having a heavily sclerotized integument with a leathery appearance

Other Words from oribatid

oribatid adjective

First Known Use of oribatid

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for oribatid

New Latin Oribatidae (coextensive with Oribatoidea), from Oribata, genus name, from Greek oribatēs walking the mountains, from oros mountain + -batēs, from bainein to go — more at orient entry 2, come

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“Oribatid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oribatid. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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oribatid

noun
orib·​a·​tid | \ ȯ-ˈrib-ət-əd How to pronounce oribatid (audio) , ˌȯr-ə-ˈbat-əd How to pronounce oribatid (audio) \

Medical Definition of oribatid

: any of a superfamily (Oribatoidea) of small oval eyeless nonparasitic mites having a heavily sclerotized integument with a leathery appearance

Other Words from oribatid

oribatid adjective

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