sarcoptid

[ sär-kŏptĭd ]

n.

A mite of the family Sarcoptidae that includes species that are parasitic on the skin of humans and animals.

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Example sentences from the Web for sarcoptid

  • The Sarcoptid are minute whitish mites, semi-globular in shape, with a delicate transversely striated cuticula.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley