cheyletus

noun chey·le·tus \-ˈlētəs\

Definition of cheyletus

  1. 1 capitalized :  the type genus of Cheyletidae comprising certain free-living predatory mites that feed chiefly on grain mites

  2. 2 plural cheyletus :  a mite of the genus Cheyletus

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Origin and Etymology of cheyletus

New Latin, irregular from Greek chēlē claw — more at chela


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