Definition of Trombiculidae
1. Noun. Mites.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Acarina, Order Acarina
Member holonyms: Trombiculid, Genus Trombicula, Trombicula
Medical Definition of Trombiculidae
1. A family of mites whose larvae (redbugs, rougets, harvest mites, scrub mites, or chiggers) are parasitic on vertebrates and whose nymphs and adults are bright red and free-living, living on insect eggs or minute organisms in the soil. The six-legged larvae are barely visible red or orange parasites that attach to the skin for a few days to a month, producing an exceedingly irritating reaction. In the Orient, trombiculid chiggers of the genus Leptotrombidium transmit tsutsugamushi disease caused by Rickettsia tsutsugamushi, which is transovarially transmitted in these mites. (05 Mar 2000)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trombiculidae
Literary usage of Trombiculidae
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1. Organic Lies: Misconceptions of the United States Organic Act in America and by Mary Choate (2007)
"Some predatory mites are not desirable in the garden, such as chiggers (trombiculidae family). Many predatory mites prefer eating certain insects, ..."