- A genus of parasitic, usually nonpathogenic mites that invade the skin and are usually found in the sebaceous glands and hair follicles of humans and animals.
Examples from the Web for demodex
Historical Examples of demodex
The dog harbours a demodex (D. Caninus) which causes it to lose its hair.Animal Parasites and Messmates
P. J. Van Beneden
In the Demodex we see a tendency of the mite to assume under peculiar circumstances an elongated, worm-like form.Our Common Insects
Alpheus Spring Packard
The Demodex in man does not, as a rule, cause the slightest inconvenience to its host.
Another ectozoon, placed by Mgnin and others amongst the lowest types of Arachnida, is the well-known Demodex folliculorum.Parasites
T. Spencer Cobbold
The family characteristics will be brought out in the discussion of the species infesting man, Demodex folliculorum.