a white soft-bodied free-living mite, Tyrophagus (or Tyroglyphus) longior, sometimes found in decaying cheese
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The cheese-mite can hardly be seen without the aid of the microscope.
Of these the most commonly met with is Tyroglyphus siro, the cheese-mite.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley