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Medical Term:

Tyrophagus putrescentiae

Pronunciation: ti-rof'a-gus pu'tre-sen'te-e


One of the grain mite species that cause various forms of dermatitis resulting from infestation by grain mites in food and produce, which sensitizes and causes dermatitis in storage and handling personnel.

Synonym(s): Tyroglyphus longior

[G. tyros, cheese, + phago, to eat]

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