follicle mite

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Related to follicle mites: Demodex folliculorum, Demodex mites

follicle mite

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

fol′licle mite`


n.
any mite of the family Demodicidae, parasitic in hair follicles of various mammals, including humans.
[1920–25]
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New records of hair follicle mites (Demodecidae) from North American Cervidae.
Mites may be commonly classified as scabies mites, trombiculid mites (also called chiggers, red bugs, or itch mites), human follicle mites, dust mites, and a variety of animal and plant mites (Table 1).
Scientists estimate that one in four people has follicle mites.
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