Definition of Trombiculidae

1. Noun. Mites.

Exact synonyms: Family Trombiculidae
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

Trokosi
Trolard
Trolard's vein
Trollius
Trollope
Trollywood
Troltsch
Troltsch's corpuscles
Troltsch's fold
Troltsch's pocket
Troltsch's recesses
Trombicula
Trombicula akamushi
Trombicula alfreddugesi
Trombicula deliensis
Trombiculidae
Trombidiidae
Tromner
Tromner's reflex
Tromsø
Trondheim
Trondheim Fiord
Trondheim Fjord
Tropaeolaceae
Tropaeolum
Tropaeolum majus
Tropaeolum minus
Tropaeolum peregrinum
Trophonian

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, ..."

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