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

Word History


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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“Scheloribates.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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