Face mite

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Related to Face mite: Demodex
(Zooll.) a small, elongated mite (Demdex folliculorum), parasitic in the hair follicles of the face.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Scaly face mites cause intense irritation as they burrow into the upper beak and around the eyes.