dust mite


Definition of dust mite

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

Examples of dust mite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So allergists advise patients with dust mite allergies to get allergy covers for their pillows (and mattress and comforter). Amy Marturana Winderl, SELF, 24 Nov. 2021 Some 20 million among us have dust mite allergies (nothing to sneeze at, couldn't resist), which can cause watery red eyes, runny noses and respiratory ailments. Mike Masterson, Arkansas Online, 23 Nov. 2021 It’s also anti-microbial, mildew-proof and dust mite-resistant, if allergies are a concern. Korin Miller, Forbes, 27 May 2021 The ultimate goal: to help reduce or stop your dust mite allergies. Korin Miller, Health.com, 24 May 2021 That culprit is the tiniest of spiders, the dust mite. Gregory Mcnamee, CNN, 20 Mar. 2021 With nothing but piping-hot water, the best steam cleaner will wipe out every dust mite, microbe, and dirt fleck that dares set foot in your home. Popular Science, 5 Mar. 2021 This gentle, queen-sized silk pillowcase is hypoallergenic and dust mite-resistant. Shari Uyehara, NBC News, 30 Oct. 2020 What’s more, this pillow is both hypoallergenic and dust mite resistant. Nicole Briese, USA TODAY, 17 June 2020 See More

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First Known Use of dust mite

1969, in the meaning defined above

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“Dust mite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dust%20mite. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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Medical Definition of dust mite

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

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