[ vahr-oh-uh ]
/ ˈvɑr oʊ ə /
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a small mite, Varroa jacobsoni, that is a parasite of the honeybee.
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Origin of varroa
First recorded in 1970–75; from New Latin; genus name, named after Marcus Terentius Varro
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