Prostigmata

plural noun

Pro·​stig·​ma·​ta
ˌprōˌstigˈmätə,
-mātə
: a large group of mites having a respiratory system with the stigmal opening near the base of the chelicerae
prostigmatic
¦⸗ˌ⸗¦matik
adjective
or prostigmatid
-tə̇d

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Prostigmata.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Prostigmata. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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