Trombiculidae

noun plural
Trom·​bi·​cu·​li·​dae | \ ˌträm-bə-ˈkyü-lə-ˌdē How to pronounce Trombiculidae (audio) \

Medical Definition of Trombiculidae

: a large and widely distributed family of mites whose nymphs and adults feed on early stages of small arthropods but whose larvae include the chiggers and are parasites on terrestrial vertebrates including humans

Other Words from Trombiculidae

trombiculid \ träm-​ˈbik-​yə-​ləd How to pronounce trombiculid (audio) \ adjective or noun

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“Trombiculidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Trombiculidae. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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