Trombicula


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Trombicula

 [trom-bik´u-lah]
a genus of mites of the family Trombiculidae, including T. akamu´shi, T. delien´sis, T. flet´cheri, T. pal´lida, and T. scutella´ris; their larvae (chiggers) are vectors of Rickettsia tsutsugamushi, the cause of scrub typhus.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

Trombicula

(trom-bik'yū-lă),
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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

Trom·bic·u·la

(trom-bik'yū-lă)
The chigger mite, a genus of mites the larvae of which (chiggers, red bugs) include pests of humans and other animals, and vectors of rickettsial and, probably, viral diseases.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Although recognition was not immediate because the mite was traumatized, with its head detached and lateralized, it was still possible to identify six legs and larval stage features of Trombicula autumnalis (Fig.
In fact, one of Evenhuis' colleagues, Lee Golf, had just had a paper rejected by the JOURNAL OF MEDICAL ENTOMOLOGY because he proposed naming a new chigger Trombicula tgifi.
A I'VE heard that the pain and itching llcaused by the Berry Bug (trombicula) is disproportionate to its' size.
Audy, a British Army physician during the war, reported that rats were numerous in the area and Trombicula (now Leptotromhidium) deliense were found in a variety of habitats (1).