Cytoleichus

noun
Cy·​to·​lei·​chus

Definition of Cytoleichus

: a genus (the type of the family Cytoleichidae) of parasitic mites including only the air-sac mite (C. nudus)

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History and Etymology for Cytoleichus

New Latin, from cyt- + -leichus (probably from Greek leichein to lick, lick up)

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“Cytoleichus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cytoleichus. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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