Definition of Psoroptes in US English:

Psoroptes

noun

Zoology
  • A genus of ectoparasitic mites of the family Psoroptidae, which have piercing mouthparts and cause mange and scab in mammals; (also psoroptes) a mite of this genus.

Origin

Late 19th century. From scientific Latin Psoroptes from ancient Greek ψώρα + -optes. Compare French psoropte mite of the genus Psoroptes.

Pronunciation

Psoroptes

/səˈrɒptiːz/