follicle mite

noun

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

Word History

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of follicle mite was in 1925

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“Follicle mite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/follicle%20mite. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

follicle mite

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