Glycyphagus

noun

Gly·​cyph·​a·​gus
glīˈsifəgəs,
glə̇ˈ-
: a genus (the type of the family Glycyphagidae) of broad-bodied mites that are often abundant in stored organic material (as dried fruits, hides, and grain) and that sometimes cause a form of grocer's itch in persons handling infested material

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from glycy- (from Greek glykys sweet) + -phagus -phagous (from Greek -phagos)

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“Glycyphagus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Glycyphagus. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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