Varroa meaning

vär'ō-ə
A reddish-brown, oval mite (Varroa destructor) that parasitizes honeybees and can cause the death of colonies.
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(beekeeping, chiefly New Zealand) Infestation with the mite Varroa destructor, or the disease caused by such mites.

These bees are resistant to varroa.

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Origin of varroa

  • New Latin Varroa genus name after Marcus Terentius Varro
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From the genus name Varroa
    From Wiktionary