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  • n. Any of several species of mite, which thrive on the surface of cheese and feed on it. They are used on purpose in production of some types of cheese to give the cheese a distinct flavor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a minute mite (Tryoglyhus siro) in cheese and other articles of food.


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