chicken mite

noun

chick·​en mite ˌchik-ən- How to pronounce chicken mite (audio)
: 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 14 Apr. 2024.

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