follicle-mite

follicle mite

noun
any mite of the family Demodicidae, parasitic in hair follicles of various mammals, including humans.

Origin:
1920–25

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follicle mite n.
Any of various tiny mites of the genus Demodex that infest the hair follicles of mammals.

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