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demodex in Medicine

Demodex Dem·o·dex (děm'ə-děks', dē'mə-)
n.
A genus of parasitic, usually nonpathogenic mites that invade the skin and are usually found in the sebaceous glands and hair follicles of humans and animals.

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  • In the demodex we see a tendency of the mite to assume under peculiar circumstances an elongated, worm-like form.

    Our Common Insects Alpheus Spring Packard
  • The family characteristics will be brought out in the discussion of the species infesting man, demodex folliculorum.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley
  • The demodex in man does not, as a rule, cause the slightest inconvenience to its host.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley
  • demodex folliculorum (fig. 62) is to be found very commonly in the hair follicles and sebaceous glands of man.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley
  • Borrel has recently suggested that demodex, may play a rle in spreading the infection in families.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley
  • Another ectozoon, placed by Mgnin and others amongst the lowest types of Arachnida, is the well-known demodex folliculorum.

    Parasites T. Spencer Cobbold
  • The dog harbours a demodex (D. Caninus) which causes it to lose its hair.

    Animal Parasites and Messmates P. J. Van Beneden

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