hypopus

noun
hyp·​o·​pus | \ ˈhip-ə-pəs How to pronounce hypopus (audio) \
plural hypopi\ -​ˌpī How to pronounce hypopi (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypopus

: 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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