|1.||chigger, jigger, Also called: sand flea a tropical flea, Tunga penetrans, the female of which lives on or burrows into the skin of its host, which includes man|
|2.||another name for chigger|
|[C17: from Carib chigo]|
chigoe chig·oe (chĭg'ō)
A small tropical flea (Tunga penetrans) the fertilized female of which burrows under the skin, frequently under the toenails, causing intense irritation and sores that may become severely infected. Also called , jigger2, sand flea.