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mite meaning

[ mait ] Pronunciation:   "mite" in a sentence
  • Noun: mite  mIt
    1. A slight but appreciable amount
      - touch, hint, tinge, pinch, jot, speck, soupçon 
    2. Any of numerous very small to minute arachnids often infesting animals or plants or stored foods

    Sounds like: might

    Derived forms: mites

    Type of: acarine, small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity

    Part of: Acarina, order Acarina

    Encyclopedia: Mite


  • [Medicine]
    n : any of numerous small to very minute arachnids of the order Acarina that have a body without a constriction between the cephalothorax and abdomen, mandibles generally chelate or adapted for piercing, usu. four pairs of short legs in the adult and but three in the young larvae, and often breathing organs in the form of tracheae and that include parasites of insects and vertebrates some of which are important disease vectors, parasites of plants in which they frequently cause gall formation, pests of various stored products, and completely innocuous free-living aquatic and terrestrial forms —see ITCH MITE

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  1. how dexterously he handled the mite.
  2. mites are frequently found on eggs.
  3. i'll contribute my mite.
  4. in these species the lesions caused by lice and mite infestation may, in part, be allergic in nature.
  5. the morning after her death, reuben butler went to offer his mite of consolation to his old friend and benefactor.

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