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itch mite

a parasitic mite, Sarcoptes scabiei, causing itch or scabies in humans and a form of mange in animals.
Origin of itch mite
1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The itch-mite (Acarus scabiei) and the louse (Pediculus capitis, corporis, vel pubis) are the more common members of the group.

    A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis James Campbell Todd
British Dictionary definitions for itch-mite

itch mite

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

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

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