Trombiculidae

noun plural

Trom·​bi·​cu·​li·​dae ˌträm-bə-ˈkyü-lə-ˌdē How to pronounce Trombiculidae (audio)
: 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
trombiculid adjective or noun

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“Trombiculidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Trombiculidae. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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