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dust mite

n.
Any of several mites of the family Pyroglyphidae, especially Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus and D. farinae, that feed on shed skin cells and produce excrement that is a common household allergen associated especially with asthma and respiratory allergies.
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dust mite

House dust mite, see there.
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dust mite

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