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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The positive detection rate of antigens was 95.83% (92/96), and the top five potent antigens included house dust mite, flour mite, histamine, egg yolk and egg white.
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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.