noun Al·eu·ro·bi·us \ˌal-yə-ˈrō-bē-əs\

Definition of Aleurobius

  1. :  a genus of mites (family Tyroglyphidae) including a species (A. farinae) common in flour and stored cereals and implicated as a cause of enteritis and dysentery in animals feeding on such contaminated grain products

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Origin and Etymology of aleurobius

New Latin, from aleuro- + -bius

First Known Use: circa 1902

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