dust mite

noun

Definition of dust mite

  1. :  any of various mites (especially family Pyroglyphidae) commonly found in house dust — compare house dust mite

First Known Use of dust mite

1969


DUST MITE Defined for English Language Learners

dust mite

noun

Definition of dust mite for English Language Learners

  • : a very small creature that lives in the dust in your house and that can cause an allergic reaction


Medical Dictionary

dust mite

noun

Medical Definition of dust mite

  1. :  any of various mites (especially family Pyroglyphidae) implicated in human allergic reactions to dust; especially :  house-dust mite


Learn More about dust mite


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up dust mite? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

the weight of a container

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Emoji Quiz

  • emoji-the-quiz
  • What phase of the moon is this: 🌖 ?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!