Py·​emo·​tes ˌpī-ə-ˈmōt-ēz How to pronounce Pyemotes (audio)
: a genus of mites that are usually ectoparasites of insects but that include one (P. ventricosus) which causes grain itch in humans when transferred (as in harvesting) to the skin

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“Pyemotes.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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