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.

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.

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.