bulb mite

noun

a widespread mite, Rhizaglophus eclinops, that tunnels in the bulbs of lilies and other plants

Nearby words

  1. bul.,
  2. bulawayo,
  3. bulb,
  4. bulb fly,
  5. bulb keel,
  6. bulb of corpus spongiosum,
  7. bulb of eye,
  8. bulb of penis,
  9. bulb of vestibule,
  10. bulbaceous

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Examples from the Web for bulb mite

  • A mite very often met with by bulb growers is the bulb-mite (Rhizoglyphus hyacinthi), now found in most parts of the world.

  • All stages of the bulb-mite occur at the same time in infested bulbs, which become soft and rotten.