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follicle mite

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

    Parasites

    T. Spencer Cobbold


follicle mite in Medicine

follicle mite

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