grain mite

grain mite
: any of several mites that frequent stored grain; especially : a small whitish hairy form (Acarus siro) sometimes causing unpleasant odors in imperfectly dry flour or grain

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  • grain mite — n any of several mites that frequent esp. stored grain esp one of the genus Acarus (A. siro) that causes vanillism and sometimes causes unpleasant odors in imperfectly dry flour or grain …   Medical dictionary

  • Mite — (m[imac]t), n. [AS. m[=i]te mite (in sense 1); akin to LG. mite, D. mijt, G. miete, OHG. m[=i]za; cf. Goth. maitan to cut.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A minute arachnid, of the order {Acarina}, of which there are many species; as, the dust mite, cheese mite,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • grain itch — n an itching rash caused by the bite of a mite of the genus Pyemotes (P. ventricosus) that occurs chiefly on grain, straw, or straw products compare GROCER S ITCH * * * a self limited eruption with wheals and itching, caused by the mite Pyemotes… …   Medical dictionary

  • grain — [n1] seed, piece atom, bit, cereal, corn, crumb, drop, fragment, granule, grist, iota, jot, kernel, mite, modicum, molecule, morsel, mote, ounce, particle, pellet, scintilla, scrap, scruple, smidgen, spark, speck, tittle, trace, whit; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • Grain itch — (also known as Barley itch, Mattress itch, Prairie itch, and Straw itch ) is a cutaneous condition caused by several types of mites, and characterized by intense pruritus.[1]:454 See also Grocer s itch List of cutaneous conditions References ^… …   Wikipedia

  • mite — mite1 /muyt/, n. any of numerous small to microscopic arachnids of the subclass Acari, including species that are parasitic on animals and plants or that feed on decaying matter and stored foods. Also called acarid. [bef. 1000; ME myte, OE mite;… …   Universalium

  • Mite — The microscopic mite Lorryia formosa (Tydeidae) Mites, along with ticks, are small arthropods belonging to the subclass Acari (also known as Acarina) and the class Arachnida. The scientific discipline devoted to the study of ticks and mites is… …   Wikipedia

  • grain — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. fruit, cereal, seed, grist, kernel; texture, temper, tendency; mite, speck, bit (see littleness). II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Seeds of domesticated grasses] Syn. cereal, cereals, corn (British), small… …   English dictionary for students

  • mite — A minute arthropod of the order Acarina, a vast assemblage of parasitic and (primarily) free living organisms. Most are still undescribed, and only a relatively small number are of medical or veterinary importance as vectors or intermediate hosts …   Medical dictionary

  • grain — noun 1) the local farmers grow grain Syn: cereal, cereal crops 2) a grain of wheat Syn: kernel, seed, grist 3) grains of sand Syn: granule …   Thesaurus of popular words

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