Dermanyssus

noun
Der·​ma·​nys·​sus | \ -ˈnis-əs How to pronounce Dermanyssus (audio) \

Medical Definition of Dermanyssus

: the type genus of the family Dermanyssidae comprising a number of blood-sucking mites that are parasitic on birds — see chicken mite

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