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.
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
Mumcuoglu, "The hair follicle mites Demodex folliculorum and Demodex brevis: biology and medical importance.
Tiny follicle mites, like the "eight-legged beast" that came toward the robot, live in the hair follicles on our foreheads, eyebrows, eyelashes, noses, and chins.

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