air-sac mite

noun

Definition of air-sac mite

: a small pale oval nearly hairless mite (Cytoleichus nudus) having the legs ending in suckers and parasitizing the respiratory passages and air sacs of various wild and domesticated birds

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First Known Use of air-sac mite

1896, in the meaning defined above

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“Air-sac mite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/air-sac%20mite. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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