Pterygosomidae

plural noun
Pter·​y·​go·​so·​mi·​dae

Definition of Pterygosomidae

: a family of mites mostly parasitic on lizards

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History and Etymology for Pterygosomidae

New Latin, from Pterygosoma, type genus (from pteryg- + -soma) + -idae

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“Pterygosomidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pterygosomidae. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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