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Pronunciation: so-rop'tez

Definition: A genus of itch or mange mites (family Cheyletidae), including the species Psoroptes cuniculi (the scab mite of rabbits), Psoroptes equi (the mange or body mite of horses), and Psoroptes ovis (the common scab mite of sheep and cattle).

[G. psora, itch]

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