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spider mite

n.
Any of numerous small red mites of the family Tetranychidae that feed on plants, sometimes causing damage to crops, and often spin webs on leaf surfaces.

spider mite

n
(Animals) any of various plant-feeding mites of the family Tetranychidae, esp Panonychus ulmi (red spider mite), which is a serious orchard pest

spi′der mite`


n.
any of numerous, variously colored, web-spinning mites of the family Tetranychidae, many of which are pests of garden plants and fruit trees.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spider mite - web-spinning mite that attacks garden plants and fruit treesspider mite - web-spinning mite that attacks garden plants and fruit trees
mite - any of numerous very small to minute arachnids often infesting animals or plants or stored foods
family Tetranychidae, Tetranychidae - plant-feeding mites
Panonychus ulmi, red spider, red spider mite - small web-spinning mite; a serious orchard pest
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