house-dust mite
noun Date: 1967 either of two widely distributed mites (Dermatophagoides farinae and D. pteronyssinus) that commonly occur in house dust and often induce allergic responses especially in children

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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

  • house-dust mite — hau̇s .dəst n either of two widely distributed mites of the genus Dermatophagoides (D. farinae and D. pteronyssinus) that commonly occur in house dust and often induce allergic responses esp. in children * * * see Dermatophagoides …   Medical dictionary

  • house dust mite — either Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus or D. farinae …   Medical dictionary

  • house-dust mite — see Dermatophagoides …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • dust mite — n any of various mites (esp. family Pyroglyphidae) implicated in human allergic reactions to dust esp house dust mite …   Medical dictionary

  • 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 — /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 Date: 1969 any of various mites (especially family Pyroglyphidae) commonly found in house dust compare house dust mite …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • house dust — /ˈhaʊs dʌst/ (say hows dust) noun the dust which can accumulate inside a house and which contains such items as soil tracked in, shed human skin, animal fur, decomposing insects, food debris, lint, etc.; can support the house dust mite which is… …   Australian English dictionary

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