Medical Dictionary

tropical rat mite

noun

Medical Definition of tropical rat mite

  1. :  a widely distributed mite (Ornithonyssus bacoti of the family Macronyssidae) that is primarily a parasite of rodents but sometimes bites humans causing painful itching and irritation and that has been implicated as a vector or potential vector of various diseases


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