Knemidokoptesmedical dictionary

A genus of microscopic burrowing sarcoptid mites that infect fowl and caged birds; species include Knemidokoptes laevis var. Gallinae, the depluming mite, and Knemidokoptes mutans, the scaly leg mite.

Origin: G. Kneme, leg, + kopto, to cut

(05 Mar 2000)

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