follicle mite


noun

any mite of the family Demodicidae, parasitic in hair follicles of various mammals, including humans.

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Origin of follicle mite

First recorded in 1920–25
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Example sentences from the Web for follicle mite

  • The follicle-mite of the cat, however, usually confines itself to the ear.

    Parasites|T. Spencer Cobbold

Medical definitions for follicle mite

follicle mite

n.

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