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1. (Science: zoology) A minute arachnid, of the order acarina, of which there are many species; as, the cheese mite, sugar mite, harvest mite, etc. See Acarina.

2. [D. Mijt; prob. The same word] A small coin formerly circulated in England, rated at about a third of a farthing. The name is also applied to a small coin used in Palestine in the time of christ. Two mites, which make a farthing. (mark xii. 49)

3. A small weight; one twentieth of a grain.

4. Anything very small; a minute object; a very little quantity or particle. For in effect they be not worth a myte. (Chaucer)

Origin: AS. Mite mite (in sense 1); akin to LG. Mite, D. Mijt, G. Miete, OHG. Miza; cf. Goth. Maitan to cut.

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Human Collembola Infestations

... can feed on wood and other matter. Like many others here, the dermatologist was no use and had no clue. He couldn't even accept i had a burrowing mite and initially diagnosed me with flea bites, even though i haven't seen any, I treat my dogs regularly, and there were far too many papules on my ...

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Topic: Human Collembola Infestations
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Re: Human Collembola Infestations

... too. What are these things? Please someone e-mail me at lenoreschmettan@ymail.com and help me with a remedy on how to kill these things. Is this a mite? Am I having an allergic reaction to something? Do I have a medical problem? I went to so many doctors and was treated to no end of this.

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by sunshine123
Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:59 pm
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Topic: Human Collembola Infestations
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Re: bug found in tap water

Your bug is in fact a mite (as can be seen from its four pairs of walking -- swimming? -- legs. If it is really swimming efficiently, gliding through water at high speed (as opposed to moving its legs frantically to try to get the hell ...

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by DrD
Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:04 pm
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Topic: bug found in tap water
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House Dust Mite

Has anyone worked with a house dust mite as allergen in human tissue colture? e.g., mononuclear cells? If so, can you tell me what was he procedure, and how did you induce this micro-organism on those cells? Thanks

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by galanti
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Topic: House Dust Mite
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The effect of temperature on the survival of yeast cells

... secondary source, and kinda on ur prediction aswell, so say in a table of temperatures and results, the lowest temperature which kills all of them mite be 60, so u say "solution is blue at 60, tehrefore this shows me that 0 is the lowest temperature which kills yeast cells/denatures enzymes" ...

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Topic: The effect of temperature on the survival of yeast cells
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