Knemidokoptes

noun

Kne·​mi·​do·​kop·​tes ˌnē-mə-dō-ˈkäp-(ˌ)tēz How to pronounce Knemidokoptes (audio)
: a genus of itch mites of the family Sarcoptidae that attack birds and that include one (K. gallinae) causing a mangy condition and another (K. mutans) causing scaly leg of fowl

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“Knemidokoptes.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Knemidokoptes. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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