Acaridae

noun plural

Acar·​i·​dae ə-ˈkar-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Acaridae (audio)
: a large and widely distributed family of mites that feed on organic substances (as preserved meats, hides, seeds, and grains) and are sometimes responsible for dermatitis in persons exposed to repeated contacts with infested products see grocer's itch

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“Acaridae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Acaridae. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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