noun plural

Par·​a·​si·​toi·​dea ˌpar-ə-sə-ˈtȯid-ē-ə, -sī- How to pronounce Parasitoidea (audio)
: a superfamily of mites that is characterized by a small simple hypostome and the absence of eyes and comprises numerous families including the economically and medically important Dermanyssidae

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“Parasitoidea.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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