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Definition of Dander

Dander: Tiny scales shed from human or animal skin or hair. Dander floats in the air, settles on surfaces, and makes up a good portion of household dust. Cat dander is a common cause of allergic reactions.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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