dust mite
noun Date: 1969 any of various mites (especially family Pyroglyphidae) commonly found in house dust — compare house-dust mite

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • dust mite — dust ,mite noun count a type of very small insect that lives in houses and causes ALLERGIES in some people …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • dust mite — noun : any of various mites (especially family Pyroglyphidae) implicated in human allergic reactions to dust ; especially : either of two widely distributed mites of the genus Dermatophagoides (D. farinae and D. pteronyssinus) * * * dust mite UK… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dust mite — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms dust mite : singular dust mite plural dust mites a type of very small insect that lives in houses and causes allergies in some people …   English dictionary

  • dust mite — /ˈdʌst maɪt/ (say dust muyt) noun a microscopic arachnid which lives in house dust, and which leaves droppings which are likely to cause an allergic reaction in some people. Also, dustmite, house dust mite …   Australian English dictionary

  • dust mite — noun A microscopically small mite, of the , or species. Also known as the house dust mite. Syn: HDM …   Wiktionary

  • Dust mite — a person from the Northern Territory …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • dust mite — Australian Slang a person from the Northern Territory …   English dialects glossary

  • House dust mite — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • house dust mite — ˈhouse dust mite 7 [house dust mite] noun = ↑dust mite …   Useful english dictionary

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