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 This antihistamine is frequently used to manage skin allergies caused by environmental factors such as pollen or dust mites. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 22 June 2023 Environmental allergens, such as pollen or dust mites, can trigger allergic reactions leading to skin irritation. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 27 July 2023 Seasonal allergies, also called hay fever and allergic rhinitis, occur when your immune system reacts to a foreign substance such as pollen, animal dander or dust mites. Mansi Kanuga Md, Anchorage Daily News, 14 May 2023 Experts say seasonal allergies, as well as dust mites, mold, animal, and skin allergies, are the most common. Caroline Silver, Parents, 19 Oct. 2023 The steam cycle doubles as sanitation and removes germs, bacteria, pollen, and dust mites, as well as wrinkles and static. Kristina McGuirk, Better Homes & Gardens, 8 Sep. 2023 These are essential for removing airborne pollutants like smoke, mold, and bacteria, as well as allergens like pet dander, dust mites, and pollen. Lauren Levy, Health, 26 Sep. 2023 Common allergens include flea bites, pollen, dust mites, and certain foods. Side Effects: Different antihistamines can have varying side effects on dogs. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 22 June 2023 The material is also hypoallergenic and aids in preventing dust mites from penetrating the mattress. Samantha Parsons, Better Homes & Gardens, 10 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1969, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dust mite was in 1969

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“Dust mite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dust%20mite. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition

dust mite

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

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