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cheese mite

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Definition of cheese mite in English:

noun

A mite that infests cheese.
  • Genus Tyroglyphus, order (or subclass) Acari
Example sentences
  • The cheese mite, known to cause dermatitis, is larger than both the grain mite and the mold mite.
  • Common members in this group of tiny mites include the cheese mite, flour mite, and grain mite.
  • One of the interesting things about this cheese is that the dimpled rind is created by cheese mites which chew on the cheese and are periodically brushed off.

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