Dermanyssus gallinae

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Der·ma·nys·sus gal·li·nae

(der'mă-nis'ŭs ga-lē'nē),
The red hen-mite, a parasite of chickens, pigeons, and other birds; it sometimes attacks humans and causes an itching eruption, especially in sensitized people.
[derm- + G. nyssō, to prick; L. gallina, hen]

Dermanyssus gallinae

(dĕr″mă-nĭ′sŭs găl-ī′nē) [Gr. derma, skin + nyssō, to prick + L. gallina, hen]
A species of mite found in chickens. Its bite may cause an itchy rash, esp. prevalent in owners of infested farm animals or pets.
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