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

Definition of Prostigmata

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

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Other Words from Prostigmata

prostigmatic \ ¦⸗ˌ⸗¦matik \ or prostigmatid \ -​tə̇d \ adjective

History and Etymology for Prostigmata

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

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“Prostigmata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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