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  1. A genus of mites whose larvae are pests of humans and other animals and that includes species that are agents of transmission for tsutsugamushi disease.
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Examples from the Web for trombicula

Historical Examples

  • Less regularly present, perhaps because of its different life history, is a small tick, Trombicula sp.

    Life History of the Kangaroo Rat

    Charles T. Vorhies and Walter P. Taylor

  • The racer is an important host of the common pest chigger, Trombicula alfreddugsi, which often attacks humans.