Demodex folliculorum

[ fə-lĭk′yə-lôrəm ]


The follicular or mange mite, a very common, universally distributed, probably nonpathogenic species parasitic to human hair follicles and sebaceous glands usually around the nose and scalp margins.

Nearby words

  1. dwarf mallow,
  2. dwarf palmetto,
  3. dwarf planet,
  4. dwarf poinciana,
  5. dwarf shoot,
  6. dwarf sumac,
  7. dwarfish,
  8. dwarfishly,
  9. dwarfism,
  10. dwarves

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