Medical Term:

Pyemotes tritici

Pronunciation: pī′ĕ-mō′tēz tri′ti-chi

Definition: The straw or grain itch mite, a common parasite of insects in stored grain and a frequent cause of straw or grain itch from their bites; not to be confused with Pyemotes tritici ventricosus, often called the straw itch mite, which is associated with the furniture beetle Anobium punctatum and is harmless to humans.

Synonym(s): Pediculoides ventricosus

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