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swimmer's itch

noun, Pathology
an inflammation of the skin, resembling insect bites, caused by burrowing larval forms of schistosomes.
Origin of swimmer's itch
1925-30; so called because the schistosomes enter the skin from untreated water Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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swimmer's itch in Medicine

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

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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