Scheloribates

noun Schel·orib·a·tes \ ˌskeləˈribəˌtēz \

Definition of Scheloribates

:a genus or oribatid mites containing some that are intermediate hosts of several tapeworms of ruminants

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Origin and Etymology of scheloribates

New Latin, from schel- (probably from Greek schelides ribs of beef) + Oribates (synonym of Oribata, type genus of the mite family Oribatidae); akin to Greek skelos leg


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