Tyroglyphus

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Tyroglyphus

(tī-rōg′lĭ-fŭs) [Gr. tyros, cheese, + glyphein, to carve]
A genus of sarcoptoid mites commonly known as cheese mites. They infest cheese and dried vegetable food products and occasionally infest humans, causing pruritus. This genus includes species that cause grocer's itch, vanillism, and copra itch.