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Microtrombidium

Pronunciation: mi'kro-trom-bid'e-um

Definition: A genus of chigger or harvest mites that cause severe itching from the presence of the larval stage (chigger) in the skin.

[micro- + Mod. L. trombidium, a timid one]

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