Dermatophagoides

noun
Der·​ma·​toph·​a·​goi·​des | \ ˌdər-mə-ˌtäf-ə-ˈgȯi-(ˌ)dēz How to pronounce Dermatophagoides (audio) \

Medical Definition of Dermatophagoides

: a genus of mites (family Pyroglyphidae) including several that scavenge shed flakes of human skin and dander and cause allergy — see house dust mite

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“Dermatophagoides.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Dermatophagoides. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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