follicle mite

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Related to follicle mites: Demodex folliculorum, Demodex mites

follicle mite

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

mite

(mit)
A minute arachnid of the order Acarina. Some mites are parasitic and cause asthma, mange, and scabies; others are vectors of disease organisms and are intermediate hosts for certain cestodes.

dust mite

A species, Dermatophagoides pteronyssinum or D. farinae, that ingests shed human skin cells. The mite is a common cause of allergic reactions.

follicle mite

Demodex folliculorum.

harvest mite

Chigger.

itch mite

See: Sarcoptes; scabies

mange mite

Any mite of the families Sarcoptidae and Psoroptidae, which causes mange in many species of animals.
See: mange; scabies

red mite

Chigger.
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