Rhinonyssidae

plural noun
Rhi·no·nys·si·dae | \ -ˈnīsəˌdē \

Definition of Rhinonyssidae 

: a widely distributed family of mites that are parasitic in the nasal passages of birds

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History and Etymology for Rhinonyssidae

New Latin, from Rhinonyssus, type genus (from rhin- + Greek nyssein to prick, sting) + -idae

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