A common genus of grain mites, frequently implicated in dermatitis among food handlers. SEE ALSO: Tyrophagus putrescentiae. [glyco- + G. phago, to eat]

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Gly·coph·a·gus (gli-kofґə-gəs) Glycyphagus.

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