grain mite

noun

: any of several mites that frequent especially stored grain
especially : one of the genus Acarus (A. siro) that causes vanillism and sometimes causes unpleasant odors in imperfectly dry flour or grain

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“Grain mite.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/grain%20mite. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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