follicle mite

noun

Definition of follicle mite

: any of several minute mites (genus Demodex) parasitic in hair follicles

First Known Use of follicle mite

1925, in the meaning defined above

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“Follicle mite.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/follicle%20mite. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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follicle mite

noun

Medical Definition of follicle mite

: any of several minute mites of the genus Demodex that are parasitic in the hair follicles

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