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1) mite. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The unsegmented mite body is typically oval and compact, although a few, mostly parasites, are elongated and wormlike. There are four pairs of legs. The movable head...

2) tick. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...tick, see mite....

3) scabies. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The disease is also known as itch. It is acquired through close contact with an infested individual or contaminated clothing and is most prevalent among those living...

4) red spider. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...red spider, see mite....

5) chigger. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Attaching itself by its mouthparts to the skin of its vertebrate host, the chigger injects saliva that destroys cells and may cause an intense irritation known as...

6) arachnid. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The body is divided into a cephalothorax with six pairs of appendages, and an abdomen. The first two pairs of appendages are used to kill and crush prey (most arachnids...

7) red bug. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...red bug, name for various red insects. Chief among them are the cotton stainer of the S United States, which pierces the seeds of the cotton plant and discolors the...

8) Elizabeth, queen of Romania. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...King Carol I, whom she married in 1869. Of German birth, she was the daughter of Hermann, prince of Wied. She completely identified herself with her adopted people...

9) rickettsia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Rickettsias are named after their discoverer, the American pathologist Harold Taylor Ricketts, who died of typhus in Mexico after confirming the infectious agent...

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