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Definition of Mite

Mite: A tiny eight-legged creature belonging to the Order Acarina related to spiders and ticks. Some mites live freely and others as parasites. Mites can attack plants and animals, carry disease, and cause allergies. acaricide.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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