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Medical Term:

Trombicula

Pronunciation: trom-bik'yu-la

Definition: The chigger mite, a genus of mites (family Trombiculidae) the larvae of which (chiggers, red bugs) include pests of humans and other animals, and vectors of rickettsial diseases.

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