swimmer-itch

swimmer's itch

noun Pathology.
an inflammation of the skin, resembling insect bites, caused by burrowing larval forms of schistosomes.

Origin:
1925–30; so called because the schistosomes enter the skin from untreated water

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swimmer's itch swim·mer's itch (swĭm'ərz)
n.
See schistosome dermatitis.

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