Pyemotes

noun
Py·​emo·​tes | \ˌpī-ə-ˈmōt-ēz \

Medical Definition of Pyemotes 

: 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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