leptus

noun, often capitalized
lep·​tus | \ ˈlep-təs How to pronounce leptus (audio) \
plural leptuses also lepti\ -​ˌtī How to pronounce lepti (audio) \

Medical Definition of leptus

: any of several 6-legged larval mites often used as if the name of a genus

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“Leptus.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/leptus. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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