: 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


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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