itch mite

itch mite

noun
a parasitic mite, Sarcoptes scabiei, causing itch or scabies in humans and a form of mange in animals.

Origin:
1825–35

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itch mite
 
n
any mite of the family Sarcoptidae, all of which are skin parasites, esp Sarcoptes scabei, which causes scabies

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itch mite n.
A parasitic mite that burrows into the skin and causes scabies.

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