[ dĕmə-dĕks′, dēmə- ]


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.

Nearby words

  1. dwarf shoot,
  2. dwarf star,
  3. dwarf sumac,
  4. dwarfish,
  5. dwarfishly,
  6. dwarves,
  7. dwayne,
  8. dwb,
  9. dweeb,
  10. dweeby

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