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Carpoglyphus

Pronunciation: kar′pō-glif′us

Definition: A genus of mites including Carpoglyptus passularum, the fruit mite, which causes a dermatitis in handlers of dried fruit.

[G. karpos, fruit, + glyphō, , to carve]

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