(dem′ŏ-deks″, dēm′)

[Gr. dēmos, fat + dex, worm]
A genus of mites of the class Arachnida (order Acarina).

Demodex folliculorum

A species that infests hair follicles and sebaceous glands of various mammals, including humans.
SYN: SEE: Acarus folliculorum; SEE: follicle mite.

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