Aleurobius

noun

Al·​eu·​ro·​bi·​us
ˌal-yə-ˈrō-bē-əs
: 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

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from aleuro- + -bius

First Known Use

circa 1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Aleurobius was circa 1902

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“Aleurobius.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Aleurobius. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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