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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History and Etymology for cheyletus

New Latin, irregular from Greek chēlē claw

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“Cheyletus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cheyletus. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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