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dermatitis, coryza, and malaise seen in handlers of raw vanilla, due to the mite Acarus siro.
1. Symptoms of irritation of the skin, nasal mucous membrane, and conjunctiva from which those who work with vanilla sometimes suffer.
2. Infestation of the skin by sarcoptiform mites found in vanilla pods.
vanillism/va·nil·lism/ (vah-nil´izm) dermatitis, coryza, and malaise seen in handlers of raw vanilla, caused by the mite Acarus siro.
Irritation of the skin, mucous membranes, and conjunctiva sometimes experienced by workers handling raw vanilla. It is caused by a mite.