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

Definition of Rhinonyssidae

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

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Origin and Etymology of rhinonyssidae

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

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