follicle mite

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Related to follicle mite: Demodex folliculorum, Eyelash mite

follicle mite

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


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


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

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Two different species of follicle mites live on humans, and they live nowhere else on Earth.
Four follicle mites could fit on the period at the end of this sentence.
Some scientists think that follicle mites help us by cleaning our follicles and unclogging our oil glands.

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