dust mites

dust mite

noun
any of various mites, especially Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus and D. farinae, that ingest shed skin cells and may cause allergic reactions.
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dust mite
 
n
either of two mites, Dermatophagoides farinae or D. pteronyssinus, that feed on shed human skill cells. Their excrement is a household allergen associated with respiratory allergies and asthma

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