noun Lam·i·no·si·op·tes

Definition of Laminosioptes

  1. :  a genus of oval sarcoptoid mites that live subcutaneously in birds (as poultry) and apparently cause the host no damage

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of laminosioptes

New Latin, from lamin- + -sioptes (probably from Greek siōpan to keep quiet, be still)

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Laminosioptes? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


capable of being understood in two ways

Get Word of the Day daily email!