Demodex

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Demodex

 [dem´o-deks]
a genus of mites parasitic within the hair follicles of the host, including the species D. folliculo´rum in man, and several other species in domestic and other animals.

Demodex

(dem'ō-deks),
A genus of minute (0.1-0.4 mm) follicular mites (family Demodicidae) that inhabit the skin and are usually found in the sebaceous glands and hair follicles of mammals, including humans. Some cases of blepharitis in humans have been attributed to Demodex infection; use of facial creams promotes Demodex infection in older women, resulting in facial erythema with follicular scaling.
[G. dēmos, tallow, + dēx, a woodworm]

Dem·o·dex

(dem'ō-deks)
A genus of minute mites that inhabit the skin and that are usually found in the sebaceous glands and hair follicles.
[G. dēmos, tallow, + dēx, a woodworm]
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Demodex folliculitis, commonly known as eyelash mite, is a parasite that is found in the hair follicles of the face.
The jewels of dust in the air we breathe is somewhat nicer to watch than the creepiness of hearing about the eyelash mites that are almost certainly living on either you or somebody you know.
You meet an attractive Aries with round, maroon cheeks, who gazes into your eyes and notices infestation of eyelash mites, tiny deodicids burrowing into your follicles eating the greasy sebum, each female laying up to 25 eggs in a single follicle, causing inflammation.