hypopus

noun

hyp·​o·​pus ˈhip-ə-pəs How to pronounce hypopus (audio)
plural hypopi -ˌpī How to pronounce hypopus (audio)
: a migratory larva of some mites that is passively distributed by an animal to which it has attached itself and on which it does not feed

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“Hypopus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hypopus. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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