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follicle mite

any mite of the family Demodicidae, parasitic in hair follicles of various mammals, including humans.
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First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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follicle mite in Medicine

follicle mite n.
Any of various tiny mites of the genus Demodex that infest the hair follicles of mammals.

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