follicle mite
noun Date: 1925 any of several minute mites (genus Demodex) parasitic in hair follicles

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  • follicle mite — n any of several minute mites of the genus Demodex that are parasitic in the hair follicles * * * either Demodex brevis or D. folliculorum …   Medical dictionary

  • follicle mite — n. any of a genus (Demodex) of small, wormlike mites living as parasites in the hair follicles of mammals; esp., a species ( D. folliculorum) that infests humans …   English World dictionary

  • follicle mite — fol′licle mite n. pat ivt any mite of the family Demodicidae, parasitic in hair follicles of various mammals, including humans • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • follicle mite — any mite of the family Demodicidae, parasitic in hair follicles of various mammals, including humans. [1920 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • follicle mite — noun : any of several minute mites of the genus Demodex that are parasitic in the hair follicles …   Useful english dictionary

  • hair follicle mite — either Demodex brevis or D. folliculorum …   Medical dictionary

  • mite — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. louse, insect, chigoe, chigger, etc.; coin, penny, sou. See littleness. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. parasite, bug, tick; see insect , vermin . Types of mites include: clover, dust, flour, follicle, house …   English dictionary for students

  • face mite — noun : follicle mite, demodex …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hair follicle — A hair follicle is part of the skin that grows hair by packing old cells together. Attached to the follicle is a sebaceous gland, a tiny sebum producing gland found everywhere except on the palms, lips and soles of the feet. The thicker density… …   Wikipedia

  • folliclemite — follicle mite n. Any of various tiny mites of the genus Demodex that infest the hair follicles of mammals. * * * …   Universalium

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