flour mite


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flour mite

n
(Animals) any of several mites that infest flour and other stored organic materials and may be a serious pest; some may cause itching in persons handling infected material
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Wendy's sought to avoid dust and flour mite issues that traditional fluted and corrugated decking can encourage.
Where even electron microscopy can't magnify the mites sufficiently, we switch to computer animation and something called X-ray crystallography, showing how herds of kitchen flour mite s hitch lifts on the backs of flies.