Laelaps

noun

Lae·​laps ˈlē-ˌlaps How to pronounce Laelaps (audio)
: a large genus (family Laelaptidae) of mites that are parasitic on murid rodents and include some vectors of disease

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“Laelaps.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Laelaps. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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