Definition of follicle mite in English:

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follicle mite


A parasitic mite that burrows into the hair follicles, causing demodectic mange.
  • Genus Demodex, family Demodicidae.
Example sentences
  • One of my favourites is a follicle mite, a weird little critter with a long, thin body perfectly suited to its favourite habitat, the hair follicles on our faces.
  • Some researchers theorize that follicle mites may even benefit us in ways we do not yet understand.
  • Accumulation of waste material of the follicle mite may occur in affected follicles or sebaceous glands.

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Syllabification: fol·li·cle mite

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