noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek erion wool + phyē growth; akin to Greek physis growth — more at physics Date: 1942 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 • eriophyid adjective

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