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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.
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.
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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