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

Definition of Aleurobius

: 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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First Known Use of Aleurobius

circa 1902, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aleurobius

New Latin, from aleuro- + -bius

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“Aleurobius.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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