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Dermanyssus gallinae

Pronunciation: der'ma-nis'us ga-le'ne

Definition: The red hen-mite, a parasite of chickens, pigeons, and other birds; it sometimes attacks humans and causes an itching eruption, especially in sensitized people.

[derm- + G. nysso, to prick; L. gallina, hen]

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