dust mite

noun
|Updated on: 9 Jul 2018

Definition of dust mite

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

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First Known Use of dust mite

1969

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DUST MITE Defined for English Language Learners

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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


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dust mite

noun

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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