Prostigmata

plural noun Pro·stig·ma·ta \ˌprōˌstigˈmätə, -mātə\

Definition of Prostigmata

  1. :  a large group of mites having a respiratory system with the stigmal opening near the base of the chelicerae

prostigmatic

or

prostigmatid

\-tə̇d\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of prostigmata

New Latin, from 1pro- + stigma + -ata


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