depluming mite

depluming mite
: an itch mite (Knemidokoptes gallinae) that attacks poultry feeding about the bases of the feathers and causing a mangy condition

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • depluming mite — Knemidokoptes gallinae …   Medical dictionary

  • Knemidokoptes — A genus of microscopic burrowing sarcoptid mites that infect fowl and caged birds; species include K. laevis var. gallinae, the depluming mite, and K. mutans, the scaly leg mite. [G. kneme, leg, + kopto, to cut] * * * Kne·mi·do·kop·tes .nē mə dō… …   Medical dictionary

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