cheyletus

noun chey·le·tus \ -ˈlētəs \

Definition of cheyletus

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


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