Laelaptidae

plural noun
Lae·lap·ti·dae | \lēˈlaptəˌdē\

Definition of Laelaptidae 

: a family of mites living as ectoparasites on animals

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History and Etymology for Laelaptidae

New Latin, irregular from Laelap-, Laelaps, type genus (from Latin, name of a dog, from Greek lailap-, lailaps hurricane) + -idae

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