Definition of Demodex in English:

Demodex

noun

Zoology
  • A parasitic mite of the genus Demodex, of which one species, D. folliculorum, infests the hair follicles and sebaceous follicles in the skin of humans and domestic animals; a follicle mite.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Richard Owen (1804–1892), comparative anatomist and palaeontologist. From scientific Latin Demodex, genus name from ancient Greek δημός fat, of uncertain origin + Byzantine Greek δήξ woodworm, of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

Demodex

/ˈdiːmədɛks//ˈdɛmədɛks/