dust mite

/ˈdʌst maɪt/ (say 'dust muyt)

noun
a microscopic arachnid which lives in house dust, and which leaves droppings which are likely to cause an allergic reaction in some people.
Also, dustmite, house dust mite.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • dust mite — noun Date: 1969 any of various mites (especially family Pyroglyphidae) commonly found in house dust compare house dust mite …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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