rat mite

rat mite
rat mite n a widely distributed mite of the genus Ornithonyssus (O. bacoti syn. Bdellonyssus bacoti) that usu. feeds on rodents but may cause dermatitis in and transmit typhus to humans

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see Ornithonyssus.

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