chicken mite

noun
chick·​en mite | \ ˌchik-ən- How to pronounce chicken mite (audio) \

Medical Definition of chicken mite

: a small mite of the genus Dermanyssus (D. gallinae) that infests poultry especially in warm regions

called also poultry mite

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“Chicken mite.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/chicken%20mite. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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