: 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


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

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“Glycyphagus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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